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Summer is almost here, and Amigo of the Month is a brand new way to showcase the incredible volunteers who will be adventuring to Latin America with AMIGOS this year.

The Amiga of the Month for March is Ana, who is heading to Santa Elena, Ecuador this summer!

Name: Ana

Project: Santa Elena, Ecuador

Location: Fullerton, California

Favorite food: Fish Tacos

Fur babies: I have two dogs, Luna and Sunny. They are both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Luna is 8 and Sunny is 6 months!

Llama or sloth: Sloth for sure

Favorite band/artist: It’s so hard to pick one favorite! some tops are Paul Simon, the Beatles, Lake Street Dive, Hozier, and Jack Johnson.

What’s your superpower? I have a crazy ability to approximate time. I always know when my timer is about to go off or when the microwave is ready.

What are you most excited to do this summer in Latin America? I am so excited to form connections with my host family!

Why did you decide to do AMIGOS? I decided to do AMIGOS because I have a strong drive to help people, and I have always wanted to immerse myself in Latin American culture. AMIGOS is the perfect blend of these two wishes!

Favorite sport: I grew up playing soccer, and I love watching soccer!

Favorite book: All the Harry Potter books and “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a civil rights attorney and/or a history teacher.

Favorite podcast: This American Life by Ira Glass and Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell are two fantastic podcasts, and I also love Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me with Peter Segal

Describe yourself in 5 words or less: creative, outgoing, funky, curious, open-minded

What’s something you want people to know about you? I am so excited to travel with AMIGOS to Ecuador!

Welcome to the AMIGOS family, Ana!

If you’re signed up for an AMIGOS project this year, you could be our next Amigo of the Month! Reach out to Admissions Manager Meghan Ford at meghan@amigosinternational.org and she’ll send you the survey.

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