Meet Ana ’23

Ana Says Hello! Hello all! Hola a todos! Ciao tutti! Oi gente! My name is Ana Rodríguez and I am a last semester senior from Quito, Ecuador dual majoring in Environmental Analysis (Society track) and Foreign Languages (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese). As an international student I had the entire world to choose where to go for college which made it hard to pin-point exactly what college experience I wanted and where. I could not be happier about picking Scripps because of all the different activities, jobs, clubs, and communities it has provided me the opportunity to be a part of throughout my college career. This academic year I am a Community Coordinator, one of the Scripps International Community Co-Heads and the president of La Asociación (the 5C Latinx club for students that seeks to connect with their Latinx roots through the use of the Spanish language, weekly dinners and fun events). Becoming highly involved in the Scripps community has allowed me to learn more about myself and become someone I am proud to be. The whole college search was hard for me because I didn’t know myself well enough and I knew even less what I wanted for my higher education and future. I was very undecided about what I wanted to study, where, and why. It was chaos. I still remember when the Scripps Admissions Officer came to my high school in the spring of my junior year, and I left that presentation thinking to myself “I am never going to an all-women’s college”. I didn’t know how much I wanted to go until I got accepted to Scripps, and started crying tears of joy as if it where the end of the world. The college search extravaganza is difficult, and I think the best thing for me was to go with the flow of things and not overthink about what the right or wrong decision was. It literally came to me the moment of my acceptance. If any of you are feeling stressed about the college application process, reach out! I am happy to talk to you and figure out what is best for your higher education experience, whether it is Scripps or not. Make sure to keep an eye out for my other blog posts and those of other Ambassadors!

Feel free to ask me questions by sending me an email at [email protected].