I am Maria Del Carmen Delgado Rodriguez, or to most just Carmen. I am from Zacatecas, Mexico and reside in Salinas, California. I come from a big traditional family, that despite not always understanding my choices, support them anyway. I have six sisters and three brothers, many nieces and nephews, and a lot of extended family; all of whom are very thankful for the opportunity I have been given. I study Sports Biology and hope to later obtain a degree in Nursing. Also I am the president of Latinos Unidos, am a member of the cross country team and work as the Campus Services Student Assistant. Traditional study abroad would have never been possible for me if it wasn’t for the Rome Prize, the many generous donors, Dr. Hynes, Chiara and Andrew. I have learned a lot from Professor Chiara Rosequist during our “Arts of Rome” class during this Spring Semester, which will make my study abroad experience that much more interesting and beneficial.