Eliza Stowe

Eliza is passionate about the earth, art, running, traveling and helping others. She is working towards a career involving global sustainability and development. She has spent her life backpacking and exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as traveling internationally and domestically with her family. Her favorite quote is by Jack Kerouac and says, "Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." This year she wants to bring focus back in to her life and learn about new people and cultures . She dreams of becoming proficient in Spanish and is more than excited to form close bonds with her host family and friends!

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The Power of a Single Word

A picture can tell a thousand words, but sometimes a single word can paint an entire picture. If my time here in Ecuador has taught me anything, it’s the importance of a single word. Living in a Spanish-speaking community while speaking a limited amount of…

28 November, 2018

Notes from the Field: A Day in the Life

Over the past month, I’ve sat down to write this new blog post probably 7 times – and each time something has held me back. The moscas are swarming and I can’t stand sitting, my little brother wants to play hide-and-seek, or it’s time to…

01 November, 2018

Pimampiro, Ecuador – The New Place That I Call Home

Expectations (n): a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. Throughout the Global Launch week at Stanford, we had countless seminars about expectations. We heard numerous speeches about the importance of flexibility and adaptability. They told us it would…

22 September, 2018

A Year Ago Today

“Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Harvard..,” my friend, Sophia, rambles off a long list of prestigious universities that she plans on applying to throughout her upcoming senior year of high school. It’s hard to believe that I was in her shoes only a year ago. Last…

17 August, 2018

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