Danielle Morales

Dani is passionate about women's empowerment, feminism, social entrepreneurship, and micro-finance. She is involved with the charity Krochet Kids and helped start Power of Passion, an arts program for 5th-8th grade girls . Her goal this year is to improve her Spanish skills, fully immerse herself in a new culture, and finish the program with a truly global perspective. For next year, and beyond, she hopes to personify Gandhi's famous quote, "Be the change in the world you want to see."

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To My Moms

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are” – Cheryl Lacey Donovan I believe that I am one of the luckiest people in the world because my best friend and role model happen to be the same person, my mom….

01 June, 2015

Redefining Confidence

In the past, confidence used to be quite a conundrum to me. It was something that I couldnever quite grasp, and often, I found myself pondering this supposedly wonderful quality.Was it an inheritable, like how some people have their mother’s blue eyes or their dad’scrooked…

27 May, 2015

Imbaya as Home

Home, to me, is familiarity. It’s the ability to shut your eyes and imagine a place, so clearly as if you can reach out and touch that fleeting memory. To me, home was 11 Ladbrook Grove, the place that I had established my roots and…

27 May, 2015

Travel

Like many things in my life, I look back on the ritual family outings I had with the Sinche-Cuasquer family with a small smile on my lips and the realization that, at the time, I didn’t fully see the importance of those moments. Then, they…

27 May, 2015

Steeping

Although it’s been over two months since I’ve arrived to my Ecuadorian home, I can still vividly remember my first week here. The first day or so, I was awe-struck by everything. Yet, as the week stretched on, my enchantment began to simmer. Communicating was…

20 March, 2015

About Learning

As someone who loves to learn, I have always felt at home in a classroom. Of course, home had its ups and downs. At times, I was comfortable, finishing tests with ease and receiving high grades on papers. Other times, I was challenged. Sometimes it…

17 October, 2014

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