Ana Valdez Curiel is a first-year Graduate Assistant from Ayden, North Carolina. An Alum of UNC-Charlotte, Ana graduated in May 2019 with a B.A. in Polical Science with a minor in Latin American Studies. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she is interested in studying Latin American culture, economy, and politics. Outside of academics, Ana enjoys going to concerts and reading books.