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Photo by Teva Corwin (2018 Summer Photo Contest Entry), Peru 4-Week.

Participant Profile: Ann Yancey Bassett

Ann is from Winston Salem, North Carolina. In high school, she attended a boarding school in Delaware called St. Andrew’s. There, she began to understand what it’s like to live away from home and meet people from all over the country and world. It is because of these incredible people from a variety of different backgrounds that she grew close to that she decided to apply for the Civic Semester in Urubamba; they taught her to get comfortable with uncomfortable questions and conversations, because they are what help us learn from one another. At St. Andrew’s she also had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Anaheim, where she developed a passion for social justice work. She’s looking forward to connecting with and working alongside her classmates from Tufts and those that she will meet in Peru! She also loves running and is nervous but excited to test that out in Peru’s high altitudes!