Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?
I’m a Teachers College student in the MA Deaf Education program.
Where’s your hometown?
I grew up in Hialeah, one of the biggest cities in South Florida. Hialeah is best known for being home to a large Cuban and Cuban-American community.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I was interested in many things. These are some of the careers I’ve considered: musician, dietician, food engineer, sociolinguist, and American Sign Language interpreter.
What was your first job?
I started my first job when I was 16 at Forever 21.
What has been your best job?
I once volunteered as a tutor to help a North Korean refugee improve her English skills.
Your favorite meal:
I love food so it’s hard to pick. These days I’m craving samosas, chocolate chip ice cream, and roasted chicken with butter potatoes.
Are you a morning or night person?
I’m an afternoon person. I don’t like waking up early but enjoy the daytime light when it’s not too sunny or humid.
A delicious dessert:
Anything from Paris Baguette
Song you love no matter how many times you hear it:
Mama by Boyz II Men
A country you’d like to visit:
South Africa! I became intrigued by the country after meeting many South Africans while working abroad. I also read Trevor Noah’s book, Born A Crime, which I highly recommend. I hope to visit Cape Town in the next two years.
A book you strongly recommend?
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
A sport you enjoy playing (or watching)?
I’ve been enjoying watching rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming during the Summer Olympics.
TOP THREE….Best places to read?
- Listening to audiobooks on long walks or long drives
- Snuggled up in bed
- On long plane rides
The strangest thing I’ve ever done is…
My brother once played a prank on me and gave me a fried hummingbird to eat. I thought it was chicken.
The most fascinating person I’ve ever met is…
I haven’t met him but I was fascinated by Trevor Noah after reading his memoir. He’s had an interesting life!