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Christine Malley

Workforce Development Unit Customer

Hometown?

I grew up in a little Minnesota town in the northern suburbs called Oak Grove.

What do you do for fun?

Most of my free time is spent consuming some sort of audio entertainment: podcasts, TV, movies, and audiobooks.

What are you binge-watching right now?

I just finished watching all 8 seasons of Castle, followed by 12 seasons of Criminal Minds.

Favorite travel destination(s)?

I was just in New York getting my guide dog over the summer, so that’s the first place that comes to mind! Anyone can take me back to the west coast at any time though! I loved the weather out there.

Who or what inspires you?

My family first off! And my boyfriend of course. He has gone through so much, but he wakes up with a good attitude almost every day. It’s infectious!

A personal accomplishment that makes you proud?

I got off the couch and into a training program soon after losing my sight. I still realize that it was I that put in all the work to get my life back together. It wasn’t easy! But I stuck it out, and I’m in a much better place now because of it.

What was the first job you ever had?

Technically my first paid job was babysitting, but pretty much everyone does that as a kid. So I’d say my first job was installing underground sprinkler systems with my family.

Something about you that most people don’t know?

I really, really, REALLY love brand new socks…But not just any socks, it’s specific to a certain brand and kind that I buy from Walmart.

Favorite food or restaurant?

I’m going through a sandwich phase right now, so I’ve been ordering from Jersey Mike’s quite a bit. My favorite sandwich is Original Italian! 

If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would it be?

My cat for sure! She has the life. But if it was a person, I’d pick an astronaut that’s currently in space.

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