I have been interested in travel from a young age. I have had the great fortune to have traveled to Costa Rica before and loved my experience there. When I discovered this program, I was very interested because it would provide a different experience than the one I had already had. I have never been able to really return to a place I’ve visited and explore it further. In addition, this program had the added focus on sustainability, which is something I have always been interested in. I hope to bring a positive energy and spirit to the program as well as my knowledge from my previous trip to Costa Rica. I hope to learn a ton about the culture of Costa Rica that I haven’t gotten a real chance to know. I’m also looking forward to interacting with the local people and getting to know them especially through my research.