In the Spotlight: Anna Marquez

Copperas Cove resident Anna Marquez, 34, is originally from Puerto Rico. She currently works as a customer service representative for a rental store.

What brought you to Copperas Cove?

I came here with my family. My dad was in the military.

What do you like most about working in Copperas Cove?

Copperas Cove is a very friendly place. I like to think of Copperas Cove as a “big people” type experience and a small city atmosphere.

Tell me about your family.

I have an identical twin who lives in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., with her husband who’s in the military. I have two sisters and no brothers. I have four nephews, two nieces and one goddaughter. My parents are Lucy and Eddie and they live in Copperas Cove.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

My favorite vacation spot is Puerto Rico, because it’s home. I am originally from there. I enjoy going to Puerto Rico because I get to see all of my family when I go.

What is your favorite season?

I like summer because I hate being cold. The fact that I am from Puerto Rico makes me not like being in the cold.

What is your favorite dessert?

I enjoy the mango because my nephew and I eat it together. It is something that we do to spend time together.

What was the last movie you saw? Last book read? Favorite TV show?

Movie: “Now You See Me;” Book: "First Family" by David Bucci; TV Show: “Bones”

What was the best advice you were given?

Try everything at least once because you will never know if you like it or not. This advice was given to me from my dad.

What advice would you give to children in the Copperas Cove area?

Respect your elders; they did it all before you did. I would have saved a lot of grief in my life if I would have listened to my parents.

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