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Hi Everyone!

My name is Clara Chavez-Ives and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I’m 16 and just finished my sophomore year at Saint Ann’s School. In school I play flute in a small ensemble; I also play on a travel soccer team. I love working with little kids, and interned at a preschool last year. I’ve taken two years of Spanish, but I’ve never had the chance to practice it away from the classroom. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to improve my conversation skills!

I am so excited to meet new people and to be immersed in a new culture—all while working on my Spanish. I thought an interesting thing about the video was that when they were deciding a time to meet, the kids and the adults were working together instead of the kids just being told a time.

Can’t wait to meet you all!