2010 Scholar, Mercer Island High School

High School Activities and Volunteer Work:

  • Sponsored a young girl in Honduras through World Vision
  • Spent her junior year of high school in Chile

Update: Graduated from the University of Washington in Linguistics and is currently working on her MA in Linguistics at the University of British Columbia.

The world beyond my comfortable life has always enchanted me, but not until I spent time in Chile as an exchange student did I consider it an essential piece of my life…I grew to love the difference in culture, and the rich dialogue it inspires. I am currently studying Arabic because I hope to focus my work in the Middle East. The language itself is my first step towards investing in the lives of the people for whom I hope to create opportunities