Hello readers! My name is Mitchell Salvador but most of the time I just go by Mitch. I was fortunate enough to grow up between my two hometowns of Desert Hot Springs and Seal Beach. Two very different towns in this beautiful state of California. Currently, I am a fourth year student at UC Irvine pursuing a major in sociology with a minor in political science. I am actively involved in Student Housing as a Resident Advisor for Mesa Court and am also the Vice President of the Anteater Ambassadors Network (a student philanthropy organization working with University Advancement). While participating in the Costa Rica Program this year, I hope to contribute respect, leadership, and lasting friendships. I hope to gain knowledge of and passion for sustainability and the culture of Pura Vida while participating in this amazing program. I am truly excited to be in-country and immerse myself in a geographical and cultural setting much different than any I have ever experienced. Cheers to learning, adventure, and fun!