Any issues or hobbies that you are passionate about?
I am passionate about reading children's literature and romantic novels as well as partaking in green and eco-friendly initiatives. I was inspired by a logo on the Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo "Our babies will inherit our planet".
If you could have anyone as your teacher, who would you pick?
Mariana Bracetti, one because of her passion and hardworking skills for her home country and second because she lived in the 1800s, no technology or luxuries in Puerto Rico. I was named after her so I am very CURIOUS about her life and upbringing.
Where did you grow up?
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Have you lived in any other countries?
No... but I have enjoyed a few US West and East Coast road trips, traveled to international cities like: Barcelona, Habana, Panama City, San José (Costa Rica), Bogotá, Lourdes (France), Caracas, and Santo Domingo
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.
I met Alicia Alonso during the Festival de Ballet de la Habana in Cuba in 2002. As a dancer, it is an honor to have her share inspirational words with me.
Name one thing on your bucket list.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by young minds and how uniquely they see the world.
What do you like about your job?
I love that I get to read a different book everyday!
What's your favorite thing about Puerto Rico?
Favorite thing to do... visit Old San Juan and eat at local restaurants. Favorite thing... warm weather all year long!
What are your top five personal values?
Commitment, Integrity, Education, Family, Fairness
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I don't know if I would sing...
Anything else you would like to share?
Favorite writer: Rosario Ferré