July 27, 2017

I have pictured this moment for 8 weeks now; the end of my time in Guatemala. I envisioned myself on the plane on my way back to New York from Guatemala. I pictured myself being happy to have finished the project, and excited to be home and see my family agai...

July 6, 2017

After a full week of teaching university students and other high schoolers, Libby, Isabella, and I were all very eager for a short vacation. Packing our bags, we headed over to the beautiful town of Antigua for three days.Because business was not quite over,...

July 4, 2017

For those of you who do not know, before coming on this trip, Isabella, Libby, and I took a semester-long course to prepare for our project. In this class, we learned how to make a flashlight using a method called ‘Human Centered Design,’ a process used to id...

July 3, 2017

Routine is important to the Guatemala STEM Empowerment team. We all knew this about each other going into this project, and because we are all such routine-oriented people, it was no surprise that being in Guatemala became much easier for all of us once we fo...

June 14, 2017

It’s hard to believe that we have been in Guatemala for three weeks now. The concept of time is unique here to say the least. Some mornings I wake up and feel like it was only a week ago that I was getting on the plane about to embark on this two month advent...

June 5, 2017

I keep realizing that we have completed two weeks of our journey here in Guatemala, and every time, it only gets harder to believe. The amount of what I have already seen and learned is humbling.

Two things have become abundantly clear throughout our time in t...

May 29, 2017

At almost exactly 11 pm last Sunday, my uncle was putting me in an Uber to JFK. I had said bye to my parents, little brother, and grandma after dinner and spent the rest of the night shopping with my cousins in New York City while I waited to make my way to t...

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