A native of Brooklyn, NY, Jania graduated from Wesleyan University in 2017 with a major in biology. As an undergraduate, Jania headed the operations team of Wesleyan’s University Center as an intern, studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark and participated in numerous dance groups and shows. At this moment, Jania is unsure of what she would like to pursue in the future, but hopes serving with Impact America will inspire her.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

I think all the places I visited have been memorable, but the one that stands out the most has to be the UAE, in particular, Dubai. It was mind blowing to be in a place that lies directly within a desert, but yet still manages to have ski slopes in one of their malls. Other staples such as the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island, encompass the creativity and extravagance of Dubai. The splendor, architecture and beauty really can’t be captured or done justice in photos.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

Something that most people don’t know about me is that I’m afraid of cats. I haven’t had a particular experience that would make me afraid of them, but I think they are pretty scary animals. Maybe it’s their eyes and the way they stare at you, making me believe they are out to kill. It sounds pathetic trying to describe why I’m afraid of them, but I just am.