Interview with SPARKS! Teen Apprentice Leasya Castro
Interview with SPARKS! Teen Apprentice Leasya Castro

Interview with SPARKS! Teen Apprentice Leasya Castro

Interview with SPARKS! Teen Apprentice Leasya Castro

What do you enjoy about being an intern with SPARKS?

“I enjoy the fact that we are not forced out of our comfort zone. We have a safe space.  We’re encouraged to think about new ideas and to stretch our thinking but never beyond what we are comfortable with.”


What are you looking forward to while working with the SPARKS program?

“I am excited to bring our designs and ideas to life.  We started by discussing ideas for the Solar Eclipse and from there we have created a necklace that is real and people can purchase.”


What is something specific that has stuck out in your mind after spending time in the program?

“There are two things.  The first thing is learning about design thinking.  I enjoyed learning about the importance of “prototyping” and how that helps make the final product.  Sometimes during the prototyping, things seem frustrating but the end product is the reward.

The second thing is our ability to work as a team.  We have worked together to create one design for the necklace but the design is built off of all of our ideas.”