Interpreting Success

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Ana Sofia Mello

Portland, OR
Junior double major, International Studies and Spanish
Recipient of UO Summit Scholarship, Shephard Family Scholarship for Study Abroad, Judy Fosdick Oliphant Scholarship, Global Oregon Grant, CIEE Global Ambassador Merit Grant

Ana Sofia Mello is reaching for the stars. A Clark Honors College student, her ultimate career is to become an ambassador for the United Nations. Cool thing is, she’s also got her feet planted firmly on the ground (that is, when they are not riding on her longboard). It comes through in her gratitude for her scholarships (she’s received many) and how easily she relates to people. Whether it’s through pursuits such as music (she plays violin in the UO campus orchestra) or soccer (her favorite sport), jobs like serving as a conversation partner for the American English Institute, or volunteering as a global ambassador/interpreter for the Brazilian team during the World Junior Track Championships, she’s a natural connector with a gift for understanding. And maybe, that’s exactly what it takes to make international relations better. We can’t wait to watch Ana Sofia and find out.


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