Gabriel Varlack

Gabriel Mohari Varlack is a graduate of Saint Mary's College High School. He is the leader of the Inclusive Community Committee at his high school, which brings up poignant topics in society and acts as voices for the powerless. Gabriel also works as a playwright within the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in a Group called the Young Writers' of Color Collective. He hopes to continue creating work that challenges, inspires, and incites meaningful conversation.


One Final Reflection

When completing my capstone, I thought I would find “closer” and I would be able to “move on to the next chapter in life.” However, I ended up realizing that that’s not what I wanted at all. The past eight months I’ve just spent in Brazil is something I would like to cherish, hold on…

08 June, 2018

A Nice Treat!

I thought I'd leave you all with a great simple desert recipe of a very popular treat you eat in Brazil, brigadeiro! Ingredients 3 tablespoons  butter 1  can condensed milk 3 tablespoons  cocoa powder 1/2 cup  water Chocolate sprinkles Shaved coconut Directions In a pan over a medium flame, add half of the butter. After the butter melts, add…

04 April, 2018

How Hard It Is To Say Goodbye

Today was a very difficult day, as it was my last day together with my host family. I woke up super early to say goodbye to everyone before they left to go to work, school, etc. I finished washing my laundry and hung it out to dry. I put everything I brought with me and…

04 April, 2018

Jiu Jitsu Tournament

Even though I had lost this fight, I had gained so much from this experience. It showed me how much room I have to improve and motivates to train harder and harder each day until I can become as experienced as my father/friend/sensei. I am so blessed to be where I am and continue to…

04 April, 2018

My Experience in Pictures!

Here’s a few photos from my time here so far! Hope you enjoy! ​​​

22 February, 2018

Jiu Jitsu

As some you may or may not now, the host family that I'm staying with has Martial Arts gym in our backyard. I've been training almost everyday since the day I moved in with my host family and I have fallen in love with Jiu Jitsu. In class, I go up against huge guys that…

22 February, 2018

Gaining the Confidence of Speaking Another Language

Having the ability to speak fluently in someone else's language after only a few months is truly a gift. It's truly been a struggle and allows you to get down on yourself if you're not getting the language as quickly as the other fellows in the cohort. On my independent travel from São Paulo to…

21 February, 2018

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