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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

         – Lao Tzu

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

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When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.

        – Jennifer Pahlka

If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.

          – Bob Basso

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left.

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One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.

        – Steve Hawking

It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.

         – Elvis Presley 

God has given us two hands–one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.

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We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

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Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

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Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.

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I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

         – Mother Teresa

Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.

         – Jodi Picoult

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

         – Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.

         –  John Donne

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

         –  Plato

Everything is connected, no one thing can change by itself.

         – Paul Hawken

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen as once.

         –  Paulo Coelho

Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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Do. Or do not. There is no try.

         – Yoda, Jedi Master

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“One Minute With…” Oriana Gonzalez, Administrative Lead

November 1, 2022

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“One Minute With…” Oriana Gonzalez, Administrative Lead


Oriana Gonzalez is Administrative Lead of the Development Team at Core Investments. She has been with the company since Aug. 22 of this year.

What do you actually do for Core?

I do various things. I assist John and Michael with executive assistant type of duties. [John Cissel is Director of Development; Michael Cahill is Vice President of Development.] I also help the rest of the Development team when needed. The other part of what I do is of research, depending on what we’re working on. The most recent example was on renewable energy and battery systems. 

What did you do before Core?

I graduated recently from UMass Boston in environmental studies and sustainability. I worked full time as an administrative assistant at an accounting and tax firm while going to school as well. I got a minor in business management.

And where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Venezuela and moved to Boston when I was 17 years old. I moved here to learn English and go to college, and I loved Boston so much I ended up staying. I had one year of English school, and then started my college career. I first went to a community college, Quincy College, then transferred to Umass Boston. 

What do you do to have fun and when you’re not working?

Recently I started swimming again. I did synchronized swimming in high school. I like reading, particularly history and biographies. I just finished reading “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou, and I’m currently reading “Persuasion,” by Jane Austen. I also like taking walks in nature, going hiking, things like that.

Where do you live now?

I live in Dorchester.

What’s a favorite place of yours in the Boston area?

It’s called Molinari’s pizza, in Dorchester. It’s an Italian Place. It’s super good.

Is there anything new in your life.

I recently started visiting cats and walking dogs in my free time. I love pets but am not allowed to have pets in my apartment. So that’s how I kind of make up for that, I guess. Haha.

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