Daniela Angarita '23
Spirit of Service
In her time at PVI, Daniela displayed a heart for service and developed an appreciation for deep conversations and genuine friendship.
In the summer, Daniela served as a translator with Hope for Tomorrow in Sterling, where she used her Spanish skills to help underserved populations gain access to medical care. She also assisted dentists in providing free dental check-ups.
“I value being able to build a connection with people – and help them be heard. Over the course of a seven hour day, myself and two other translators could meet with up to 400 people,” she shares.
Daniela also explored the medical field as a member of PVI’s Medical Club and assisted at House of Mercy medical clinic in Manassas with other club members.
In addition to connecting to the community, Daniela found connection and supportive friendships through Philosophy Club and retreats. “I found genuine friends who are open to conversation. We all support one another. One of my favorite PVI memories was a retreat I went on in January. We spent a long weekend in the Pocono Mountains and there I met some of my best friends. It was the most transformative and best weekend of my senior year.”
“I’ve grown personally and spiritually through my work of service at PVI. Whether I’m helping organize a school event or doing a service project in the community, I’ve embraced PVI’s spirit of service and adopted it as my own.”
Daniela will be attending the University of Virginia where she plans to study Neuroscience on the pre-med track and minor in International Affairs. She will continue to embody a spirit of service, noting: “I hope to become a doctor and join the Doctors Without Borders organization.”