Get to know Panamanian student Ann Almengor

Get to know Panamanian student Ann Almengor

Jul 1, 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!

 Ann Almengor
Major: Finance
Hometown and province: David, Chiriquí Province

Tell us a little bit about your family.
There are six people in my family, including me. My dad is an elementary school teacher, and my mom teaches math and logic at a high school. One of my sisters is a psychologist, and the other studies public relations at college. My younger brother is in third grade.

Describe your personality.
I consider myself to be a creative and innovative person. I like to go out with my friends and socialize. I like sports, although I am not very good at them. I also like karaoke and dancing.

What are your hobbies?
I like to read books, play games like Twister and UNO, sing, dance and go out to new places.

What are three things you like?
Events, reading and dancing.

What are three things you dislike?
Soccer, painting and softball.

What is your favorite food?
I don’t have a favorite food, but I like to discover new things. I can say that I like everything that has seasoning.

What is something you love about Panama?
Beautiful beaches, landscapes and places to visit in the countryside where I come from, like Boquete and Volcán.

Why did you decide to come to the U.S.?
I wanted to experience traveling to another country, improve my English, and get to know new places and cultures.

What have you enjoyed the most since coming to Brenau?
I like the people, the places, and how fun and dynamic my English classes are.

What is on your must-do list while you are in the U.S.?
Visiting New York City, the Big Apple, going to many beautiful places and meeting new people.

What are you most looking forward to as part of the International Friendship Program?
Gaining new friends who I can rely on. We can learn about each other’s cultures.

Is there anything else about yourself or your culture that you would like to share?
We really like having dynamic conversations.