At four months, Ana was adopted from Bogotá, Colombia, and brought to Buffalo, New York, where she spent the next eighteen years. Growing up, she was fortunate enough to attend a high school that offered extensive technology courses. She took courses in civil engineering and architecture.
From there, her interest in the field of architecture began. Ana attended Auburn University with the intention of studying architecture. After her first academic year, she decided she wanted to graduate early and attend graduate school instead. After two and a half years at Auburn, Ana received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. From here, Ana began at Georgia Institute of Technology for her Master of Architecture, but after a semester and a half, she decided architecture was no longer her main passion.
During her time at Auburn, Ana studied abroad at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. She re-fell in love with the hispanic culture, but even more so with the idea of teaching and helping others. Upon returning to the States, she began tutoring students in Spanish and ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Ana has travelled back to Colombia multiple times to visit, but also to volunteer at the orphanage she was adopted from. Her most recent trip was in January 2020, where she spent the month volunteering and teaching English at the orphanage.
Over the past year, Ana has recognized her true passion lies in authentic relationships and helping people become the best version of themselves.
When she is not teaching, you can find Ana riding her motorcycle on the streets of Atlanta, hiking with her dog, or trying to find the best chicken and waffles in Atlanta.