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Brittany Caceres

Brittany is passionate about helping to build a world of equality. Her passion for learning gave her the opportunity to enter Prep for Prep which eventually helped her enter a private school. She was involved in Women of Proud Heritage, a club that advocated equality and acceptance of all differences. She also was an avid participant in different service opportunities from building with Habitat for Humanity to working with children in Costa Rica. During her bridge year she hopes to master a new language, form close bonds, and learn more about herself to better help others.

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7. Puzzle Pieces

May 7, 2015

11.18.14 Remember when you were a child and you obtained a new puzzle? Personally I always went for the huge ones with a thousand, two thousand tiny pieces which I’d immediately dump in a huge pile on the floor and spend hours upon hours working through. Hours spent staring at the image, the goal, until...

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6. Child’s Play

April 2, 2015

11.11.14 “You’re like a child” my fourteen year old sister laughs, as I trip over yet another hole in the road, a hole that she easily hops over. I’m walking home from work at the bakery, savoring my first nega maluca my face and hands sticky with chocolate. I don’t respond, quietly relishing last bits...

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5. My Commute

April 2, 2015

11.5.14 I’ve always been the one with the crazy commute. I lived in Staten Island and went to school in the city. This meant that I woke up at 5 AM for 8 AM classes, left my house at 5:55 AM and still managed to be 20 minutes late. It meant I took basically every...

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4. An Honor

March 3, 2015

11/1/14 He walks out to meet you.Expecting only his usual friends, eyes bright as he greets each of them. Kiss. Hug.Manly handshake.Hug.Then a pause. He looks at you questioningly and your host sister says”That’s my sister, a Americana.“His eyes widen and he looks back at his house in panic but I’m still stuck on the...

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2. Birthday Thoughts

February 18, 2015

I generally like to think of myself as an unselfish person but there is always one day in the year where I allow myself a little selfishness: my birthday. This year, as the big day approached I found myself constantly thinking about all the things I missed about my life in New York. These thoughts...

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Minha Irṃ

January 26, 2015

10.25.14 Bzzz Bzzzzz. I wake to the insistent buzzing of an alarm with a groanand turn over searching for the source. I peer at my phone in confusion for a second as I try to figure out what day it is. Friday, October 24. It takes another second to few remember why this date seemed...

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Birthday Thoughts

January 26, 2015

10.22.14 I generally like to think of myself as an unselfish person but there is always one day in the year where I allow myself a little selfishness: my birthday. This year, as the big day approached I found myself constantly thinking about all the things I missed about by old life in New York....

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Birthday Thoughts

January 26, 2015

10.22.14 I generally like to think of myself as an unselfish person but there is always one day in the year where I allow myself a little selfishness: my birthday. This year, as the big day approached I found myself constantly thinking about all the things I missed about by old life in New York....

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The Impossible

December 9, 2014

Due to difficulty accessing internet in my placement some blog posts may take weeks to put up. 10.10.14 “Seamos realistas soñamos lo imposible” Let’s be realists… Let’s hope for the impossible. This is a quote by Che Guevara, an important hero and role model for the farmers in the community where I live, a settlement for workers...

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