By The Hill Staff - 07/25/12 09:00 AM EDT
Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana
Political party: Democratic
Relationship status: Married
Wearing a brilliant blue-and-gold shirt from her home country of Ghana, Regina Asante says she believes beauty starts within.
“I believe in loving all people, and when you have love, you’re able to show other people,” she says.
Asante came to the United States in 1997 to finish her schooling. She wanted to study to become a nurse but decided social work was a better fit.
She plans to resume her studies next year.
“I like to help people by counseling them, help them to get on the right path, help them get the right directions,” she says.
“I like my job right now — I mean, it pays the bills, and you get to meet great people on the Hill,” Asante says. “I believe you should wake up, come to work and do your best, help other people if you can, and just be the good person that you are. Show love to all people.”
Asante is looking to move up.
“If anyone is interested in hiring me on the Hill, that would be very nice,” Asante says. “I could help on foreign-policy issues.”
The devout Christian says she spends most of her free time at church volunteering, which sparked her new favorite hobby — makeovers.
“In my church we had a Valentine’s Day dinner, and we gave a lady a makeover,” she says. “I told her to do her eyebrows, how to change her hairstyle, put on makeup, things like that.”
Asante also enjoys going to the movies. A recent favorite is Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds.”
— Ramsey Cox