David Jenkins

David is passionate about meeting others, learning about new cultures, and the environment. He is involved in the environmental and human consequences of deforestation, oil and gas development, air pollution, and water conservation. His goals for the year are to be fully immersed in a different culture, to witness environmental problems, to focus his education and have a plan to apply his education. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi


A Look Inside a Photo

During the course of the year, there was rarely a moment when I didn’t have a camera by my side. Now that I have been home for several months my pictures have become windows to an experience that seems far away. I find myself struggling…

09 July, 2015

Mercado 12 de Abril

Wednesdays are the days I make the extra effort to wake up before the sun is shining and hop in the car to head to Mercado 12 de Abril. We arrive early to set up our stand before the rush of people come in to…

20 March, 2015

Finding Contentment

It has taken a lot of thought for me to say the things that I want to say and say them correctly. I can only tell you my story, and only give you a glimpse of what my time has been like here. The glimmer…

26 January, 2015


During our time in Stanford we were required to define what impact meant to us. The immediate thought that came to my mind is head trauma. This is a physical impact and not the correct intention of the seminar, but was the only kind type…

10 September, 2014

Into the unknown

As the days get shorter so does my existing way of life. I will be leaving to live and work in a place totally foreign to my hometown. It’s a strange feeling knowing that in a couple of days everything that I have achieved will…

22 August, 2014

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