JUNE 2012

  • Name: Verónica Mesén
  • Age: 9
  • School: Alberto Paniagua Chavarría School, San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Favorite Holiday: Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, a former astronaut who now develops advanced plasma rocket propulsion technology.


Costa Rica is a beautiful country, filled with animals and nature. Verónica's home is located in the Heredia Province, 10 kilometers north of the capital city of San Jose. She lives with her mom and dad, her two brothers and two sisters. She is learning to speak English, and enjoys Frisbee, playing with her dog Melody and spending time with her sisters and cousins. The local animal she sees most is the Congo monkey. When Verónica grows up, she would like to be a chef or a teacher.