Meet Mariel!

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March 10th, 2015
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Mariel SableMariel Sable joined Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters’  Development Team as its Event and Administrative Specialist last month. Here, she sounds off about her mentors and work at JBBBS.

Tell us what attracted you to work in the Jewish communal world?

Whenever I was asked what I wanted to do when I grew up, my answer was always, “I’m not sure, but I know I’d like to change at least one person’s life.” As I got older and actually had to make decisions, I decided that the best starting point would be to give back and to help strengthen a community that really gave me the foundation for the person that I am today.

And to JBBBS specifically? 

I think the mission of JBBBS is absolutely incredible. I really believe in what we do here. I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful real-life big sister [former JBBBS Administrative Spcialist, Elana Sable], whose guidance really did lead me not only in life but specifically to JBBBS. I cannot imagine my life without her. Providing this positive role model to kids who might need a little extra direction is something that I think changes not only those individual lives, but helps entire families and communities.

What’s been your favorite part about working here so far?

I think my favorite part about working at JBBBS so far is really getting involved in my work community. It is this incredibly safe learning environment, where I get to know more about the agency, the people around me, our clients, and myself!

What do you do for fun?

I really love to spend time with my friends and family! I also love to travel and go to the beach.

It’s Women’s History Month: What one female, living or deceased, inspires you most?

Coretta Scott King. I think that she is one of the strongest female figures I’ve ever learned about, while her husband is one of the most well-known leaders in the Civil Rights movement. Coretta Scott King made a name for herself and not only supported her husband but stood up for women’s equality and made changes her own way. She is a beautifully strong woman who really helped to pave the way for women!

Tell us one little-known fact about Mariel.

I have been a vegetarian for 2.5 years!

Say hi to Mariel (mariel@jbbbs.org).