For some, the new year is a time for reflection and taking stock of one’s life. Mission Local staff asked Mission District residents what they wanted to be when they were young, and what they are now. For better or worse, see where their dreams met reality.
Alissa studied everything Latin America in college and later spent a couple years helping homeless folks maneuver New York City's social service bureaucracies. So it's fitting that she now covers city services in the Mission District. She loves community reporting and eating burritos, and is very happy to be doing both here.More by Alissa Figueroa