Edith Daniela, 17, is a second year high school student. She lives at home in El Espino with her parents and two older brothers, and is studying Accounting Administration at the Walter Thilo Deininger National Institute in the neighboring city of Cojutepeque.

We asked Edith to answer a few questions to help you get to know her better. Below are her responses!

What are some of your professional aspirations?

My professional aspirations are to learn more about what I want to study, to be knowledgeable, and to become someone in life. I also hope to get a degree in languages, thatís important to me.

Why do you think your education is important?

I think itís important to get an education because you grow as a person, you gain knowledge, and learn more. And with an education, one can become something in life because education is the foundation of success. Our personal lives are also influenced by education because we show our values and respect toward others.

How has the crime/violence in this country affected you personally?

The crime in our country has affected me a lot because the streets I walk are very unsafe. My education is affected because young people my age put themselves as risk any time we go out, so I canít go do homework with my classmates. I donít have Facebook because of the same danger.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I help my mom around the house, and after that I work on my school activities.

What are your favorite books and music?

My favorite book is about natural science and I like to read about human anatomy because Iím interested in knowing about what our bodies are made up of. My favorite music is pop music in English.

What are your best qualities?

Iím supportive, respectful, friendly, and happy.