Ana Aguirre-Deandreis

Walter Johnson homecoming queen

Ana Aguirre-Deandreis has always enjoyed people, which may account for her popularity in high school and selection as homecoming queen. Now a psychologist in North Bethesda, where she grew up, Aguirre-Deandreis uses her interpersonal skills to help children, teens and families work out their issues.

“I never cared a lot about money,” she says. “I just wanted to be able to live a life that fit with my values—being able to raise a family, do things and support causes I care about, and be close to my extended family. Every Sunday night for us is a family night that includes my mother and brother for games and dinner.”

Aguirre-Deandreis dated her homecoming king, Victor Ferrans, throughout high school but didn’t marry him. She met her husband, Daniel, at the Inter American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., where she worked one summer while a student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Like hers, his family comes from Uruguay.

“I haven’t really kept in touch with many friends from high school,” Aguirre-Deandreis says. “Life gets busy…and it’s difficult to maintain the structures and activities that connected you to many other people when you were in high school.”