Growing up in Nicaragua made me very aware of the amount of poverty in the world, and especially in third world countries. Ever since I can remember I would see children knocking on the car window asking for pocket change. When I was 6 years old, my father died in a place crash, leaving my widowed mother with 4 children to care for. These are two things that have left a mark in my life. As a widow, my mother always motivated my siblings and me to take advantage of our education, that education was a necessity in order to create opportunities in life. She also taught us that not everyone had this advantage. From her, I learned to be strong and move forward in any situation you face in life, as well as to be independent. Living in a third world country taught me to be humble, and to grasp the fact that I was very fortunate. Throughout highschool I was very involved in community service, from working in environmental projects, to providing cancer relief for children, to visiting food kitchens and senior homes. I was always very adventurous as well and up for any challenge. During my university years, my vacations varied from working at summer camps (I always enjoyed activities with children), to traveling in volunteer groups and adventure tours. I graduated Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Degree in Communications focused in Public Relations. Since I can remember, I have always wanted to set up my own Non-Profit Organization, however, I know that for every project we need to start with baby steps. My first step was working as a Teacher in a Kindergarten. I learned a lot from children, specially patience. After 3 years as a Teacher, I was ready for my next step. I decided to run for Miss Nicaragua. Being a public figure was a good way to carry out ideas and be heard. I was third runner up, but in my heart, I knew all candidates were winners for all the energy and love we put into the pageant. I still do community service with APROQUEN, that helps children in the burnt unit, in a dispensary, and as volunteer for any events for other Non-profits. Through this, I am able to learn about organizations that will eventually give me all the knowledge I need to open up my own. Currently I am working in a morning show where I have segments of my interest. One is called empowered women, about women who have followed their dreams and succeded, women who have their own organization, and any woman who can serve as an inspiration to others. I also have a segment called Lets talk about kids and Teenagers, that focuses on problems and situations children face everyday, whether it is in school, with their families, and with society. Other than work and community service, I enjoy being in touch with nature. I try to travel out of the capital Managua as much as I can to take advantage of the beauty my country has to offer, whether it is beaches, mountains, volcanoes or waterfalls.
Words to describe me: Adventurous, Curious, Empathic, Altruistic, Independent, Accepting