Senegal Volunteer 2013-14
I am a child of hippies and mountains—I’ve been hiking, camping, walking barefoot, and listening to Bob Marley since the day I was born in Telluride, Colorado. After moving to Boulder around the age of three, I attended a bilingual elementary school where I became fluent in Spanish and got my first taste of a new culture. In high school, I was an officer in my school’s Unity Council (a cultural unity and anti-discrimination club), a commissioner for our freshman mentorship program, and a member of a few other clubs. I also volunteered outside of school for our local Humane Society and for BeadForLife, a nonprofit that helps women in Uganda lift themselves out of poverty. The summer before Junior year, I took two months off to live in the Dominican Republic as a volunteer for Amigos de las Américas. All of these experiences have certainly whetted my appetite for travel and new cultures, and I’m beyond excited for a challenging, rewarding, and learning-packed Senegalese expedition!