Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus,
Hi! My name is Alejandro Romero, but my friends call me Alex. I was born in Hialeah Miami, to a Costa Rican father and Puerto Rican mother. When I was young, my parents divorced. I was raised primarily by my mother and my Irish-American stepfather. I have two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. Growing up, English was my first language and Spanish my second. In middle school, I had the wonderful opportunity of going to Costa Rica with my father. I was amazed with how different daily life was in another country. In high school, I became fascinated with Japanese and started teaching myself before having the opportunity to take it as a class. I studied Japanese for four years before finally getting the opportunity to participate in an exchange program in the summer of 2009. That was the greatest experience in my life, and it has allowed me to see the world in a different way. I’ve recently fallen in love with Russian and wish to pursue the same great experiences I had during my Japanese studies. My goals in life are to use my language and culture skills to help improve international relations and change some of the misconceptions people have towards other cultures.