August 1, 2011
I decided to interview my high school friend, Miss Adriana (or Asa) Santa Cruz.
She was born January 8, 1991 in Lima, Peru. She will be graduating from University of
South Florida with a degree in Architecture in 2014. Asa and I went to Middleton High
School together; I was in the Biotechnology magnet, she was in the Engineering mag-
net. We were in practically every extra curricular together, including the school’s volley-
ball and soccer team, National Technical Honor Society, National Honor Society, Thespi-
ans Honor Society, and she was involved in the Engineering club. She is now involved
in AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) at USF.
Asa moved to the United States July 7, 2001; she recently celebrated her 10 year
anniversary of being a US citizen. She speaks fluent English and Spanish, and has
been recreationally learning American Sign Language. Her parents live in Tampa and
her younger sister, Valeria, recently started school here in Gainesville at University of
Florida to study Business. Currently her parents are divorced. Her mother remarried,
and loves cooking meals and loves her family. Her father remarried, but also divorced
from that marriage. Asa’s career goals are driven towards Architecture. She loves
designing, and would be happy with any job in that field because she enjoys it so much.
Asa was born in Lima, Peru. Besides traveling to other cities in the US and Peru
like Ayacucho and Huancayo, she has not travelled elsewhere. The weather in Peru
was mostly cloudy year round, no extreme cold to hot shifts. She attended Patrocinio de
San Jose, San Marcelo, and Santa Isabel de Ungria, all in Lima, Peru. They were very