"Sometimes I get stuck in my ways and I don’t like trying new things, but through this I’ve learned that everytime I’m open-minded about change, goodness just floods in."
"I’m so uplifted by the celebration that music brings. It was something really moving to me, and it’s given me focus."
"You always feel kind of proud to say you work at Trader Joe’s. But (now) if it weren’t for the grocery employees, this whole entire country would be in a way gnarlier situation."
"One thing to come out of this … is that it’s a good reminder to appreciate what you have and be good to one another."
"I always work my hardest and try my best for the kids—try to make their lives easier and make learning fun, and I’m going to continue to do that. I don’t see this as a break."
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A native of Spain, Michael Lopez-Alegria grew up in the then-unincorporated town of Mission Viejo. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, becoming a NASA astronaut in 1992.