Robbinsdale Area Schools

RSI Alumni Spotlight: Val Schultz

RSI Features a weekly Alumni Spotlight. Alumni share with our community how their immersion experience has shaped their education, career, and life.


When did you attend RSI? 1990-1995

What do you do for a living?  Medical interpreter/translator

Where do you live? Minneapolis

Share a favorite memory from your time at RSI: 

The Olympics, and Fiesta Fun Fair.

How has your experience at RSI prepared you for your life? I mean, the literacy and math skills have been great assets.

How are you currently using your Spanish? I'm an interpreter! I work mostly in pediatrics, and I work for parent teacher conferences for the Robbinsdale school district.

What advice would you give to current RSI students? Be nice to your teachers, you have a tendency to run into them a lot. I ran into Sra. LaVan (retired RSI teacher) in Spain last week.