Member of the month of May: Isabel Sodric

By | May 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Member of the month, People | Tags: , , , , ,

Creativity. Isabel Sodric from AEGEE-Alicante  has it all and this time she is the Member of the Month. “She has always a smile and an endless patience battery” say her friends about her. But let’s go deeper into it and see what she thinks about being the Member of the Month.

The AEGEEan: Tell us more about you. What do you study and what do you do in your free time?

Isabel: I am studying Translation and Interpretation at the University of Alicante. Hopefully I will finish it next year, and then we will see what the future holds for me. In my free time, among some other more common activities, I like playing the ukulele, which is so fun and pretty reachable even for those who had never played any musical instrument before, I encourage everyone to try it!

 The AEGEEan: Tell us more about you. What do you study and what do you do in your free time?

Isabel: I am studying Translation and Interpretation at the University of Alicante. Hopefully I will finish it next year, and then we will see what the future holds for me. In my free time, among some other more common activities, I like playing the ukulele, which is so fun and pretty reachable even for those who had never played any musical instrument before, I encourage everyone to try it!

When did you join AEGEE and why?

It was already five years ago, when a close friend of mine told me to apply together for a Summer University, after checking all of them we both got accepted for ‘Pannonian Pie TSU’ in Hungary. Such a great experience that allowed me to travel abroad alone for the very first time in my life, to meet people I am still in contact with, to fly in a light aircraft, to have so much fun speaking Spanglish, Itagnolo and Denglish,… what days!

The Spring Agora Alicante 2011 was a huge event and your contribution was significant. What are your expectations about the next Autumn Agora Zaragoza 2013? What advice would you give to the organizers?

I am sure they will do it perfectly, Zaragoza has already a great team working hard to make it happen (again, 10 years later, which makes it even more special). ZarAgora team knows that Alicante is ready to help them as soon as they give us a little whistle. And me personally, I would tell them to enjoy the process and to learn from it, being patient, organised and respectful with the rest of the team, even when things get complicated.

 

You are a very active member, you are an ex-subcommie as well as a founder of the AeGeNDA team. Do you find it a demanding task?

No, actually, not a lot. When we started it, it was due to the fact that several antennae were writing their own “AeGeENDAs”, so in order to work more efficiently, we thought about this system of sharing the task: each month, one different antenna. Basically, the AeGeNDA Team contacts each month one Spanish-speaking antenna to ask them to write this monthly events bulletin, then the team checks it to correct possible mistakes before sending it to the French and Portuguese translators, and to the members afterwards.

 

What is your message for the AEGEEans that are not so active (for lack of time or just because of shyness)?

In my opinion, the lack of time is usually a way to hide a bad time management, and shyness is one of the useless things ever. So, find a better excuse not to get active in AEGEE!

Written by Cosmina Bisboaca, AEGEE-Torino

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