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Name: Maria Paredes

Year: Sophomore

Major: Special Education

Hometown: Panama City, Panama

Activities: YARN club, Internal director of MARYthon, and the VP of International Club

3 words to describe yourself:

Fun, open-minded, and spontaneous!

What is your favorite thing about MU?

I love that Marymount is a small campus, and you get to know everyone. You get to be yourself. You’re a person, not a number, and you know your professors and staff members.

What has been your biggest challenge at Marymount?

Being so far from home and in a totally different culture. I can’t speak Spanish everyday, which can be hard.

What is your spirit animal?

An elephant!

Where do you want to  travel to the most?

South Africa and Kenya

What is a surprising fact about yourself?

I eat pizza backwards!

What is your dream job?

Now, I am not so sure but I have always wanted to be a teacher and run my own school.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I hate feet.

What is your favorite quality in others?

Honesty and being considerate of others.

What would be your super power?

Flying! That is my dream!

Favorite color?


Favorite movie?

Lion King!

Favorite TV Show?

Friends and Scandal

Favorite Food?


Favorite Book?

My Sister’s Keeper

Celeb Crush?

Nick Jonas!

Favorite Quote?

“There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline no matter how many times it’s sent away” Sarah Kay

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