amalia lopez came to surval in 1995 from her home in mexico. during her time at the school, she studied liberal arts and french language and has happy memories of friendship and fun travels. she is still friends with her former course mates. she recalls how surval taught her much about the world, giving her the ability to open up to the different cultures, explore creativity in a unique way and introduced her to friends from across the globe. amalia is founder of malia joyeria, a jewelry design brand that sells worldwide. she is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and connecting with others.