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Calvin Ross

Calvin was born and raised in Santa Monica, California, three blocks from the beach. He is passionate about ocean conservation and founded an ocean conservation club at Palisades High with seven other friends. He is grateful for his supportive family and loves to read in his free time. He is a varsity athlete and has earned the rank of Eagle Scout through his involvement with Boy Scouts. He enjoys surfing, biking, camping, and delicious food, and is looking forward to exploring opportunities after high school and during his Global Citizen Year.


Napo, Where the Andes Meet the Amazon

December 14, 2013

I’m loving life. I couldn’t ask for anything more. My little village of Santa Rita is so beautiful. A small village made to look smaller by the size of the mountain it nestles up against. Everything but the roads and houses is completely overgrown. In ten square feet of space you’ll find an uncountable number of plants and novel...

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Quito, the capitol of the center of the world

October 2, 2013

My favorite part about Ecuador so far is the way culture shock has affected me. I have a lot of friends around me who have lost their appetite and can’t bring themselves to eat hardly anything. I, on the other hand, don’t remember being nearly as hungry as when I left. So far, my appetite has been insatiable. My...

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Put A Stamp In My Passport

July 19, 2013

On January 26, 2013, I was at a wedding with some of my mom’s best friends from childhood. I was talking to the brother of the groom, who was inquiring about my plans after I graduate. My plan was to go to college, but the truth is that I had no idea what I wanted to do or...

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