Maria-Isabel Aguilar



I am a hard and motivated worker. I started working at the age of nine and am still working but much harder jobs. I love experiencing , doing and learning new things. I lived in Mexico for a few years. I helped take care of my grandmother (who had cancer) with my aunt for two years, so I did not have much free time to play sports or do any activities with my friends. I communicate well with others. I have experience in the culinary arts because I took one year of culinary class and I helped cook food at Ccap Senior Center. I was in a car accident which ruined my back and will have problems with it for the rest of my life doctors said, which may slow me down, but not stop me from working and doing the things I love.

Work experience

Work experience

Ilwaco Bait Dock

Jun 2015 - Present
Columbia River Bait Company

This is more of a summer job. What I do in the morning is pull boats in with rope, tie the boat down to the dock and get them what they need. The fishermen stop by in the morning if they want fresh live bait before they go out to the ocean and fish. We give the charter offices their bait around here in the mornings and at night we kill bait around 5 P.M. and deliver at the least 100 pounds of dead fresh bait. You can work from 4 A.M. and close the bait dock around 1 P.M. and then come back around 4:30 P.M and kill night time bait and do not get done until 7-7:30 P.M.  That is what I did every day during the weekend and always did the night kill but I only did the morning work at the dock 3 to 4 times a week but always ran between the dock and the fish hatchery which is also located in Ilwaco.

Fish hatchery

May 2012 - Present
Columbia River Bait Company

We have trayers  and sorters. The trayers put the fish on a tray neatly and for different sizes there are different numbers of fish you put on a tray. Sorters measure fish in different sizes by length and how thick they are then separate them by having containers on a metal table. I am both, I switch back and forth. We normally do between four to six kills of eight to nine yellow tots and each kill rounds up to 1 to 2 thousand pounds of fresh killed bait. we start from 6:30 or 7 A.M. and normally get off between 4 and 5 P.M. After we sort and tray the fish, we put them in the freezers and let them sit over night, so that way they won't be soft when we vacuum pack them and box them. 

Taking care of kids

Jan 2010 - Present
  • Taking care of young kids
  • Making them food 
  • Playing games with them
  • Read them stories and bake with them 

I started babysitting at the age of 12 for my neighbors who had two grandchildren and from then on i have babysat for my sisters kid and many other people kids,

Ilwaco High school

Oct 2015 - Present
Ilwaco High school
Concession Stands, Concession stands for the Basketball events

Ice bagger and restocker 

Jan 2009 - Sep 2012
Chinook Country Store
  • Bag ice when they needed it
  • restock the shelves and pops
  • helped vacuum and clean when we closed

 I started working at the age of nine as an ice bagger. The only reason I got the job was because my grandmother had worked for this store for over nine years and the previous owners of the store were like second grandparents to me because they have known me and my family for over fifteen years. I would go in an hour before closing time and help vacuum, pull stuff forward on shelves, restock pop and anything else that needed to be done. I did this job until I was about fourteen. I started working for their other place ,the fish plant at fifteen. I decided to still help at help store, but not as much. 



High School Diploma 

Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Ilwaco High School

404 School Rd. Ilwaco, WA 98624