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Ashley Trejo

Ashley is participating in Global Citizen Year through our partnership with the Tufts 1+4 program. Ashley is passionate about helping others, global health, and traveling. She has been involved in other service projects- taking her to Kenya and Cuba-, has been involved in social justice conferences nationwide, and has served as a mentor to younger students since her first day of high school. Her goals for the year are to fully immerse herself in the culture she will co-exist with, create bonds with the people she encounters, and hopes to prosper alongside India. Fully immersing oneself and becoming apart of a community one hopes to help is such important work that benefits the two-"There are a lot of people who will give money and materials, but very few who will give time and affection." ~Daniel Keyes

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Identity in a Sea of Ambiguity

May 3, 2019

Hola ~ Hello ~ नमस्कार In my life, there are few times that questions have truly stumped me and left me scrambling to formulate a clear response. The majority of these instances are linked to any question asked by TSA that turn me into a clammy, stuttering mess for absolutely no reason. Although, I suppose...

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Brown and Bold

April 24, 2019

I can recall my early preschool and kindergarten days where I would spend countless hours (probably minutes) drawing and coloring to my heart’s content. I was not one of the children that would paint the sky green as the sky is blue or cloud anything other than shades of white and gray. That was not...

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Autumn Sweats

December 2, 2018

I am wet. I am a sweaty, sweaty, SWEATY person and all those in India must know it by now. While this may be a bit of an overshare, I believe that this speaks of the quality we humans have to adapt to our situations. I have come to learn that my body is in...

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Walk Down Memory Alley

December 2, 2018

There is a little game I enjoy playing; its called “Let’s see how far back we can remember.” A dumb little game that I like to play once in a while, but over the years the game has become more of a way for me to reminisce on old experiences and relive them. Thankfully, India...

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Channeling my Inner Sponge

August 26, 2018

I find myself repeating the phrase of an optimistic yellow sponge from my youth. Well, "youth" may be a bit of a stretch since the silly show can still be found playing on my screens. Nevertheless, "I'm Ready" has been the statement on my mind since mid-May.                  ...

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