Ana Luiza Ramos ’22
Class Year: Junior
Majors: International Studies, Political Science
Minors: Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
Ana Luiza Ramos
I have done an internship for the South Jordan City Journal, I was the Assistant Editor in Chief for The Globe at SLCC, worked as Assistant News Editor and am currently working as the Editor in Chief of the Daily Utah Chronicle at the U, and I will be starting a local internship (tbd) through Hinckley in the Spring.
My first language is Portuguese, which I am now minoring in. I have studied English and French. I took a break from learning French, and now I am semi-fluent in French and Spanish.
Languages are the gateway to understanding culture. Learning English allowed me to find a better version of myself.
I chose to study International Studies because it is essential. I already consider myself an “international citizen”, but I do not claim to know everything about the world; I want to learn as much as I can. International Studies gives me a chance to learn more about myself and how I can better communicate with others, as well as how to share experiences and make the best of them.
You can try to run from learning about the world, but you cannot hide from it. Things are always happening around you and until you can figure out the reasons why they happen the way they do, you will know very little about the place you live in. International Studies are absolutely essential.
My hopes for the future are somewhat high aspirations at the moment. I hope I can find a job that will allow me to expand on my worldly expertise as well as my political savvy. I hope to become a US citizen (paperwork is in the mail!) and maybe someday work for the US State Department.
This podcast was made to give an introductory understanding to people who have never heard or know very little about the Brazilian Military Dictatorship of the 60s and 70s. Because my family lived through it, I thought it would be interesting to hear from them what it was like during that time.
This podcast was my final project for my Political Science class with Professor Laura Gamboa. I chose this topic because the class covered Democracy in Latin America and I felt my family had a very unique experience that was, in my opinion, important to be shared. I didn’t live through a dictatorship, but my parents and grandparents did—which explains why it is a little harder for me to try to make it into the political world.