headshot of Panamanian student Alejandra Arroyo

Get to know Panamanian student Alejandra Arroyo

Jun 24, 2021
Caroline Mutch

In this series, we are introducing you to the new students from Panama who Brenau welcomed as part of the university’s new partnership with the Institute for the Development of Human Resources (IFARHU), Panama’s financial aid agency. Please be sure to give them a warm Brenau welcome when you see them around campus!

Name: Alejandra Arroyo

Major: Biology
Hometown and Province: Panama, West Panama

Tell us a little bit about your family.
I have my older brother, my little brother and my mom, who is my superhero and my role model.

Describe your personality.
I’m an active person, but I also have a quiet side.

What are your hobbies?
I like to listen to many genres of music, but my favorite is K-pop. I also like watching Korean dramas and movies and eating ice cream.

What are three things you like?
Going to the movies, playing games and shopping.

What are three things you dislike?
Cooking, sports and puzzles.

What is your favorite food?
Sushi.

What is something you love about Panama?
My family.

Why did you decide to come to the U.S.?
I want to reach my professional goals and have better opportunities.

What have you enjoyed the most since coming to Brenau?
I have enjoyed the classes because they are dynamic and interesting.

What is on your must-do list while you are in the U.S.?
See BTS and Ariana Grande in concert and go to Disney World.

What are you most looking forward to as part of the International Friendship Program?
Meeting people and being able to learn about different cultures.

Is there anything else about yourself or your culture that you would like to share?
I look forward to having opportunities throughout the year to share about my culture and its traditions.