Anaelisse Aponte was born in Puerto Rico, but has lived in numerous places throughout the Americas and England. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and minors in hospitality management and Portuguese. As an undergraduate, she interned abroad in both England and Brazil and also served as secretary for FSU’s Portuguese Language Club. After serving with Impact, she hopes to work with a charity organization in Brazil.

What do you like to do for fun?

My favorite things to do when not working are reading, cooking, listening to music, and rollerblading.

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master” is the beginning of my favorite piece of writing ever, a poem by Elizabeth Bishop called “One Art.” The poem focuses on dealing with loss, and I think the way she portrays her sentiments about the subject matter is both beautiful and poignant.