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Allison Markowski

Allison is passionate about gender equality, international relations/human rights, and learning about and experiencing cultures that differ from her own. She cares greatly about innovation and the challenging of social norms that promote it. Her goals for the year are to gain fluency in Spanish and keep an open mind and heart throughout her experience. Her favorite quote is , "We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." -J.K. Rowling


Full Circle

March 21, 2017

Full Circle When I was first informed about the details of my apprenticeship all those months ago in Quito’s Parque Carolina, I was slightly terrified, for lack of a better explanation. I was to be assisting in the special education school in Gualaceo, a town I knew nothing about at the time. While my high...

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This is Ecuador (November 2016)

March 20, 2017

  This is Ecuador (November 2016) Disclaimer: For those that speak Spanish, this blog may make a bit more sense for you. For those that do not, I will try my best to use my recently struggling English (I seem to be forgetting my words more often and using the wrong ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ which...

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September 9, 2016

Hello all and welcome to my blog! Today marks the 18th day since I left home. 18 days of growth, happiness, sadness, laughter, amazing food, terrible food, new things, new people, and a whirlwind of emotions and experiences I find difficult to put into words. 18 days ago I arrived at Pre-Departure Training in the...

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