Brazil Volunteer 2013-14
My name is Tlaloc Estopier Ayala and I am from Houston, Texas. I grew up in San Antonio, Texas with my two brothers. They are only one year older and younger than I am respectively. I graduated from the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. There I was captain of the wrestling team, president of Latinos Unidos, and leader of a boys dance club on campus. I love to read, exercise, and try new things. I even dabbled in musicals and plays a bit. I am thrilled to be able to experience life in a distant country, with new people, and interesting challenges. I know no other work to be as fruitful as service for others and I cannot wait to get started. It was always my hope to take some time to learn more about the world and myself before I decided what I wanted to do in the world, and consequently what I wanted to study in college. I am so fortunate that that hope manifested itself in such a rare opportunity and what I am sure will be a wonderful experience in Brazil.