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Introduction

Hello, my name is Maya (they/them). I just graduated high school in Colorado and am going to college in the fall to major in ethnic studies and history with a minor in gender studies.

I am extremely passionate about social justice and community work and am looking forward to this trip as an opportunity to gain further perspective on the issues I advocate for. My mom is Bolivian, and as such I have experienced Latin American countries, but through the lens of family as opposed to an organized trip. Visiting my family in Bolivia has given me opportunities to brush up on my Spanish, but I struggle with fluidity as a speaker and often resort to responding in English.

In my free time, I will often paint, draw, read novels, write stories/research papers, and work toward educating myself on issues I care about.

I’m excited to see y’all in July.