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Hi!!

Hi everyone! My name is Maya, and I’m from Boston, Massachusetts. I just graduated from boarding school- Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Feel free to reach out if you are nervous or homesick during the trip- I’ve been doing it for 4 years!

I’m super excited to join you all in this adventure. I have felt sort of stuck in an academic “bubble” here in New England for most of my life, and I am ready to learn through experience, challenge, and adventure out in the world for a year.  I was immediately intrigued by Nepal because of it’s beautiful natural surroundings and rich culture!

I am excited about the trekking and spiritual aspects of the trip. I am Hindu, but I feel like I have never spent time learning about or experiencing my culture after growing up in the US, so I am looking forward to the religion aspect of this trip!

After Nepal, I am planning on visiting my family in Kolkata, India (for the first time!) and volunteering at Mother Teresa’s orphanage. Looking forward to meeting you all!