Ambassador spotlight: Aliza Rozen
Hometown: Mexico City
Major: Marketing, minor in public relations; master’s in public communication
What is your role as an ISRAEL21c en Español Ambassador?
My role as an ISRAEL21c en Español ambassador is to share news about Israel with the world. I have a deep love of Israel because of all the innovations, the culture and the uniqueness of the country.
As an ambassador, I get to share to the Spanish-speaking world all the amazing things Israel does that are not really known. I am able to show the world that there is so much more in Israel than what the media typically portrays about the conflict.
What was your most memorable experience in Israel?
I had the chance to go to Israel before college for a leadership program. I had the opportunity not only to experience Israeli culture but also different aspects of the life there.
I was able to explore Jerusalem and visit museums and centers; meet amazing people; experience what the importance of the army is to the country. I explored living in a kibbutz and ended with enjoying Tel Aviv.
I have experienced many different aspects Israel has to offer and after living through them I have found memorable moments in each part.
What is your favorite ISRAEL21c video or article, and why?
My favorite thing I have seen on the Spanish page so far is a video on all three big religions singing “One Love.”
I love how Israel is so diverse in many things but what I love the most is how diverse it is in religions and cultures. It is not the typical place of a big city and common cultures. I am a mix of so many cultures so for me it is important to show who I am through the different mix of cultures I personally have. I think that cultures are what makes the world so beautiful.
What’s your favorite Israeli snack and why?
My favorite snack is the Mekupelet chocolate bar. It reminds me of Israel and my childhood. I went to Israel for the first time when I was really little and the thing I remember the most is that chocolate and how everytime someone came back from Israel they would bring me that chocolate. It’s a feeling of remembering my love toward Israel and how I felt eating that when I was little.
If you could choose to do anything for a day in Israel, what would you do?
I think I would first go to Jerusalem and go to the Old City.