La Brea Avenue Wilshire Boulevard

I Want to Work with Animals, Especially Dogs

Carla Gomez

I’m taking the bus to my summer job as a cashier at an Italian restaurant. My favorite dish is the vegetarian pizza. It’s really good.

I’m excited to be making money and saving up for what’s next. My plan is to go to L.A. City College and become a veterinarian technician. No one in my family is a vet—they all work in restaurants and the culinary arts. But that’s not for me. I want to work around animals, especially dogs. I have a Chihuahua and a husky at home.

Map: La Brea Avenue to Wilshire Boulevard