Sophia has worked for me in various capacities over the last 7 years. Throughout her tenure at Jungle Island, Sophia has demonstrated several traits that make her an excellent candidate for acceptance into your program. Her work ethic and desire to improve herself are but two of these qualitites. Sophia has shown a strong desire to improve herself and her knowledge. As with any job, there is always the chance to further educate yourself and Sophia took full advantage of this. If there was ever a time that she did not understand or know something, Sophia made sure to pursue that information until she was satisfied that she completely understood. Either by asking direct questions, or doing the research herself, Sophia was able to improve on her knowledge during her tenure at Jungle Island. Sophia's willingness to take the time to improve herself on her own time, will serve her well in any professional application. Sophia's work ethic is another quality that consistently stood out. Sophia was always able and wanting to go the extra mile to make sure the job got done--and got done right. There are many instances where Sophia stayed late (again, on her own time) or came in early to help a fellow staff member complete a certain task. Work ethic, and the desire to see things through to the end are important characteristics to possess in this industry. Jungle Island is a zoological institution in the heart of Miami, where people can escape the confines of the city life and experience animals in a different way. Sophia Aldecoa has been one of the best employees to work at the park. Even during the hottest days, Sophia always brought her best and made those around her better. Whether through sharing knowledge, the willingness to further herself, or a great work ethic, Sophia always made her team stronger. It is these qualities that make Sophia an ideal candidate for your program. We will be sad to lose Sophia, but will be happy with the knowledge that she will make any team that much better.