COUNTRY: Puerto Rico
Name: Monic Perez
Language: English, Spanish
Bio: Growing up, Monic Perez lived in both Puerto Rico and the United States. Inspired by the many health problems her grandmother faced, Monic received a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Some of her hobbies include: reading, kayaking, biking, yoga and photography. Monic dreams of directing her own organization to create awareness about the plight of the elderly and provide stimulating activities for them by integrating younger and older generations.
Quote: “The biggest issue facing the world today is tolerance. It’s essential to promote values in the home and respect all human beings.”
1. Monic was once was receptionist at a substance abuse clinic, which opened her eyes to the serious effects substance abuse can have on someone.
2. Monic once organized a fashion show that was covered by the local press using only models 65 and older.
3. Monic loves being able to communicate with others, therefore she has studied American Sign Language and conversational Russian!