We had the good fortune of connecting with Shanttal Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shanttal, what do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be that I helped lots of people and that I made a difference in the lives of others. That every single day I woke up and all day I helped other people and helped improve their lives as well as impacted them in multiple ways whether it be that I changed their temporarily or even permanently. I want people to remember me as the one who went out of her way to help others without asking for anything return and made huge impacts to help make the world a better place for generations to come.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am most proud of receiving the volunteer service award from Dianne Feinstein and completing 2,000 hours of community service in one year. It has shown me how far I have come in serving my community and helping give voices to others who so desperately need it. I am so excited to continue my academic career and pursue law school to become an international human rights attorney and work for the United Nations to help give voices to those who have been silenced and help make an impact on many not just in the US but across the globe as well. As to how I got to where I am professionally it has not been easy. Being a student-athlete, as well as working an internship for one of the largest law firms in the country and owning a social media marketing business, it can be easy to become sidetracked or burnt out. But I learned to prioritize my work and it becomes so much easier when I remember the lives I am helping impact on the daily not just in my community but abroad as well. I have learned so many lessons, one being that it doesn’t take much to make an impact on someone’s life. Whether it be something as small as giving a meal to a homeless person or something as large as bring a criminal to justice, making a difference in someone’s life is not as hard as it seems and is so rewarding. The journey to where I am now was not easy, but I am most proud of the lives I’ve impacted and the work I have accomplished thus far in helping others. My journey is far from ending.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to the Darling Hotel for breakfast because they have a gorgeous rooftop restaurant and you can see the entire city from above. I would also take them to Rocky Hill to watch the sunset because the sunset is so pretty from that area and you can see the valley down below. There are also quite a few malls that I could take them to that have lots of stores and have some interesting places to shop at that you don’t see everywhere else. The most fun places to check out include the Yosemite national park and Exeter because Exeter actually has a cafe whose name was in 13 reasons why and it’s called Monet’s. There are also lots of historic places in that area. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shoutout to my mom because she has been my biggest supporter and no matter how big my goals are she always makes sure she’s there to help motivate me and make sure I’m on track to becoming the best possible person I can be.

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