Lisa Velez

Lisa Velez was born in Manhattan, New York City with profound hearing loss.  Hailing from a deaf family, Lisa was raised in New York City and her nationality is Puerto Rico. Lisa is currently enrolled as a fifth year at the Rochester Institute Technology (RIT) and will graduate with a B.A. in Human Resource Management this May. This is Lisa’s first experience with GRO as Guatemala awaits the U.S. delegates! Lisa loves the feeling of entering a new world, and has travelled to places such as the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Mexico and visited twenty countries in Europe two years ago. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, learning about new things, learning new cultures, and helping people to see and know that they can do anything regardless what people say, after all, anything is possible.