I left my heart in Latin America

It happened. This morning, approximately 2 minutes after my alarm went off, I received an email notification from WorldTeach telling me I was accepted to the September 2015 Ecuador program. After their email about notifying me by early June, I was stunned, to say the least. Right at the moment I had more or less…

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Patience

Throughout my youth, my parents, teachers, and friends used a variety of adjectives to describe me. Curious, my dad would say, thinking of the millions of questions I asked. Adventurous, friends might add, referring to my constant activity and trip planning. Industrious, my teachers would include, remembering my prolific and analytical essays. One word that no…

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Suspension and Resilience

I was never much of a science student. As a high schooler, I was much more interested in Spanish and History than chemistry or physics. But there were a few lessons in biology that fascinated me and made me wonder if maybe I had a scientist deep inside me after all. One of those lessons…

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