An intensive leadership experience equipping 2020 high school graduates with powerful and practical skills for a lifetime of social impact.
Alissa is passionate about a lot of social justice issues, like lgbtq+ rights, environmental justice, racial justice, food justice, and reproductive justice. She has been heavily involved in many AMAZING organizations that have cultivated her passions. These organizations include, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, and the Illinois Caucus of Adolescent Health. During this Global Citizen Year, she hopes to cure her burnout, master Spanish, learn and explore Ecuadorian culture, learn new skills, do some gardening and farming, and a few other things. She is so excited! Her favorite quote is "If your dream only includes you, it's too small", by Ava DuVernay.
On Sunday September 1st at 2am, I was very excited to leave Stanford and finally get to Ecuador. The Stanford orientation felt extremely tiring and even a bit repetitive, but it was very fun to meet all of the fellows! Apart from laughing with my…
06 September, 2019