Genoveva Ramirez is a sophomore at Manchester University majoring in French and secondary education with minors in Spanish and TESOL. After she graduates, she hopes to teach English abroad for a few years, perhaps in countries where there is need for TESOL like France, the Dominican Republic or Africa. She would then like to eventually come back to the United States to become a French teacher ina a public school, spending her summers participating in community service in French speaking countries.
Genoveva was born in Guanajuato, Mexico to her parents Antonio and Maria Luz Ramirez and moved to the United States when she was three years old. She is from Akron, Ind.
Because of her diverse background, she developed an interest for languages and cultures. Now Genoveva can speak three languages (Spanish, English and French), and volunteers as a translator/interpreter for the Hispanic community in her hometown.
This summer Genoveva will be volunteering at Interval House in Long Beach, Calif., an organization that helps victims of domestic violence. Given their diverse client base, Genoveva will be able to utilize her French and Spanish language skills on a daily basis.
She is sure this will be a life-changing experience, and is so grateful for the opportunity and what's to come!