Andrea Zalaya

My dream is that my daughter can be a great woman.
In the U.S., that is possible.

Andrea Zalaya

Andrea Zalaya is from El Salvador. Her family was not wealthy, yet she never felt deprived. She experienced civil unrest, and that made her strong.

Her mother-in-law convinced Andrea, her husband, and their three-year-old daughter to move to Frederick. In 2014, Andrea divorced her husband and returned to El Salvador.

In 2017, she returned to Frederick to expand her daughter’s opportunities.

Andrea appreciates Frederick’s many cultures, old and new buildings, and seasons. Polite peoplemake her feel welcome. Her daughter has adapted well. Andrea makes sure that she celebrates her roots.

Andrea works at Centro Hispano, helping Hispanics with paperwork. She cleans houses on weekends.