Maria Manzanarez has been employed as an Environmental Services technician at the Comprehensive Care Center since last August. She has lived in Lompoc for about eight years.

What is your dream job?

Working with animals. I was going to school to major in marine biology. I want to be a vet or a vet tech.

What’s on your bucket list?

  1. Skydiving. I’m scared of heights but I want to face my fears
  2. I want to go to Peru and see Machu Picchu (an Incan citadel in the Andes Mountains). I’ve seen photos of it and it’s really pretty.

What’s the favorite part of your job?

The residents, interacting with them. I like talking to them about their day or what they did when they were young. It’s really nice to know about them.