Cuyabeno V-Log

In March, Gonza and I had the opportunity to visit Cuyabeno, a wildlife preserve in the Amazon. It involved a seven hour bus ride, two more hours in a car, and two hours in a motorized canoe to arrive at the lodge. There was no cell service, electricity from solar panels, and plenty of hammocks.…

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Pollen in the Wind

My time in Ecuador is slowly but surely approaching its end. Never did I imagine when I set foot in Quito on September 18th, 2015 that I would still be here almost four years later. But here I am. We have completed what we set out to do. Gonza graduated last month from university after…

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Seeking Justice in an Unjust World

At Berkeley, during one of my many trainings for student affairs positions, we had a presenter come speak to us about values. I honestly can’t even remember the context–I think it might have been for RAs, but I can’t be sure. Anyhow, we performed an exercise that I now consistently execute with my volunteers in…

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