My name is Avery; I’m 20 years old, and I’m from Atlanta, GA. I’ve already spent two years at Duke University in Durham, NC and I’ve selected Indonesia as part of my self-designed “year abroad”, so to speak. I’m excited to meet all of you when our program starts in a little over two weeks. Some of my go-to hobbies include playing soccer, basketball, and golf, cooking, reading books, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time outside in nature and with animals. I’m already slated to spend Spring 2020 on a similar volunteer service and cultural connection program in Central and South America, and I’ll be spending Summer 2020 in South Africa getting my preliminary FGASA certification as a safari guide. Traveling is one of my favorite things in the world, and Indonesia will be the 41st country that I’ve visited. I’m ready to get started and I’ll see you all in Los Angeles on September the 15th. Oh, and I’m the one on the left in the photo.