Full Name: Elisa Veronica Acevedo.
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela.
High School: International School of Monagas (located in Venezuela), where she was on the volleyball team and Model SAMUN (South America Model United Nations) team.
Family: “My wonderful parents, Francisco and Susana, and two amazing sisters, Johanna and Keren.”
Current Employment: “I am a full-time student, but I also work part-time as a master certified peer tutor in the Macon State Academic Resource Center on the Macon Campus.”
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in health services administration.
Class Rank: Senior.
Activities: Secretary of the Macon State International Students and Studies Association (ISSA); member of the Macon State Honors Society.
Career Goals: “With my health services administration degree I plan to train as a certified healthcare interpreter and translator to bridge communication gaps in the medical field. I have also considered becoming a professional interpreter for the UN.”
She chose Macon State College because … “When I was applying to different colleges in middle Georgia, Macon State College was very efficient with all my admissions paperwork as an international student, plus it is very affordable and conveniently located.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “How rapidly it expanded and is continuing to expand its facilities and academic programs.”
Her favorite professor is … “This is hard to decide, but I would have to say "Dr. Charlie Aiken. I took his principles of marketing class and he made his class fun, enjoyable, and I still remember most of what l learned in it!”
Her favorite place to study is … “Anywhere it is quiet and I can listen to music while I study.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I really enjoy playing music. I have been playing guitar and piano since I was six years old.”
Her friends make fun of her because … “I always seem more serious than what I really am when people first meet me. Once they get to know me better they realize I can be silly and funny most of the time.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Clara Barton. The story of her life and everything she accomplished during her era has always been an inspiration!”
Five years from now she sees herself … “Hopefully traveling to different places around the world as an interpreter/translator or married and starting a family, but above all, I hope to be fulfilling God’s will for my life.”