My First Job: Celi Chapa
Name: Celi Chapa
City of residence: Victoria
Current title: Co-owner of The Relief Clinic
First job: I was a teaching assistant in New Jersey.
What it taught me: I learned a lot of patience and understanding for the children I worked with. I also realized that, when you give children the proper attention, it not only teaches you about them, but about yourself.
My First Job is a feature that highlights people's first - or wackiest - job and what they learned from the experience. Please limit responses to 100 words or less. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.