Name: Monica RESTREPO
Languages: Spanish & English
Monica is in her fifth semester of Art and Psychology at University. Her hobbies include: swimming, art, contemporary dance and painting. Her future career ambition is to be a curator of a museum. As a keen artist, Monica’s proudest moment was visiting the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.
Tell us a little something about your Country ?
My country is full of warm people and beautiful places to see. It is full of culture, art and fun.
Future ambitions ?
To finish my studies in art and pursue my career in cultural projects.
I am a woman with huge values who loves art, which makes me sensitive to everything that happens in the world. I see life and other people in a different perspective.
“It is very easy to help others” - you do not have to be a beauty queen or entrepreneur, famous, rich or fill a specific profile. We can all help, not only with material possessions but by listening to someone’s problems. With love and a smile we can change the world.
Favourite food ?
My favourite food is Mexican, I love spice!
Favourite Music / Books ?
I love rock bands: Guns & Roses, Kiss, Poison, AC/DC, ZZ Top and art history books.
Do you have any pets ?
Yes, I have six cats and two dogs which I adopted.
What is the proudest moment of your life or most memorable day?
When I went to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. As an artist it was a dream come true. Michelangelo Buonarroti was a genius like all Renaissance artists.
Special Talents ?
I can sing, paint and dance.
Any other interesting facts ?
I am the voice in my country to create awareness on the issue of human trafficking. I worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers to defend young victims of violence. I am working with the National Police in Colombia against alcohol, drugs and smoking during childhood.