Romana surrounds herself with positive friends who love to spend time together and give back to their community through volunteering. She explains, “We have an NGO for teenagers where we make projects and try to implement them in our community. It’s a powerful thing that unites us – the desire to see changes something in the world, beginning with our society.”
While she is in the U.S., Romana hopes to join her high school’s drama club. She loves to act in her local theatre club and has participated in several Christmas plays and children’s comedies. In the future, she aspires to become an English teacher, and she already has some experience under her belt, as a teaching assistant for ACCESS scholarship participants.
Romana considers herself to be very open to new experiences, which is why she would like to try new things in the U.S. such as cheerleading, photography, or sculpture. She believes “if we want to change our world, we have to change, first of all, our minds, thoughts, and actions.” Having meaningful family relationships is something that Romana strongly values. About her natural family, she shares: “We are a united family and we like to spend time together.” She hopes to consider her host family like a true second family, and create memories that she will cherish forever!