Milagros "Millie" Herrero
- Havana, Cuba
- Havana, Cuba
- English, Spanish, and French
- Hobbies & Interests
- Music, enjoying time with my family
- With us since
My childhood was very special for me, mainly because I had my parents close to me, even when we did not have a place of our own to live. My mother was a teacher and my father was in the army—but in Cuba that does not mean we had a lot of money, of course. I also feel special to have been born on February 29th (which means I only have a birthday every four years!) After graduating from the Foreign Language Institute at Havana University, I became a professor at the institute, but then moved to the tourism sector. But I feel that I still get to use my teaching skills by revealing the history, culture, architecture, and everyday life of Cubans to Grand Circle Foundation participants.
I love that Foundation participants really come to share and learn. Especially since I believe that showing my country goes beyond the monuments and historic squares. These can be beautiful, of course, but buildings alone do not reveal anything about the people and how they manage to live in this country.
One special moment I recall was watching a choir performance with my group of Foundation participants at Havana’s Hotel Nacional. It happened to be my father’s birthday so I invited him to come to the hotel and enjoy the performance with us. He got to sing with the choir, and it ended up being a very special day for my dad—and for my participants, too.