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

Participant Profile: Olympia Swaby

Olympia is from Bowie, Maryland and attended the Field School in Washington D.C. Growing up in her father’s office, she had the opportunity to be exposed to the healthcare system at a young age and examine the difficulty of starting a business. Her summers are spent working alongside her parents in their internal medicine practice. Throughout high school, she participated in studio band, musical and theatre productions, and ran varsity cross country. She was able to discover a passion for social justice issues through involvement in feminism club and a regional non-profit organization for education. In her free time, she volunteered at Food & Friends and a Wider Circle in the D.C, Maryland, Virginia area. Her love for the Spanish language was developed upon various trips to Madrid, Barcelona, and Granada. This semester, she hopes to gain fluency of Spanish, immerse herself in Peruvian culture, and gain a new global perspective on education.