Ana Muñoz is a long way from home – 2,002 miles to be exact. Her voyage from Medellín, Colombia to Flowery Branch began this past August. For the next two semesters, Ana will be submerging herself into the American culture through studying at Brenau University as a participant in this year’s Georgia Rotary Student Program.
The opportunity to participate in this year’s GRSP class is both exciting and overwhelming to Muñoz who is very close to her family. In addition to her parents, Ana has two sisters and one brother. Her family also has a passion for helping others. Her father Is a retired physician and one of her sisters is currently an internal medicine physician. Ana currently holds a degree in Veterinary Science but will be focusing on Business and Hospital Administration while at Brenau to strengthen her knowledge of that side of the business.
When she isn’t busy with school and work, she is enjoying spending her free time hiking, doing yoga, and spending time with family. While in our country, Ana hopes to have the opportunity to grow professionally and personally. Ana aspires to broaden her understanding of American culture and carry skills learned here to open her own business in Colombia.
A few things the South Hall Rotary club hopes to help her experience while in Georgia are going to a few sporting events like the Braves, taking her north to see snow for the first time, and understanding the difference in “southern” dialects compared to the rest of the USA.
Ana will be in the United States and spending time with the Childers and Cantel families who are co-hosting the experience for Ana this year.