If I were to redo this profile, I would practice asking questions more beforehand. I notice that I fumble over my words, or I ask the questions in a way that is confusing to my profile subject. Sometimes I have to clarify several times or slow down or reword what I say.
I also wish I could have attended more of the events at my subject’s work. I had a hard time making it to most of the activities. I made it to the kitchen class, which was the most important part, but I would have liked a greater variety of pictures.
I ended up with a lot more information than I could fit into the profile, but I don’t really think that is a bad thing. I would rather I have too much information than too little.
My profile subject was great. Not only did I get to meet and interview a very interesting person, but I got to see some real change for the better in Eugene. I was able to meet a people who benefited from Reality Kitchen, and It was a really positive experience.
by Emily Carpenter