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Jaxom Moore

Jaxom is passionate about creating a sustainable world. He is involved in local campaigns for education, supporting local foods, and running for fitness. His goals for the year are to expand his own knowledge on what can be done to create a self-sustaining community, as well as prevent other communities from making the same ecological mistakes many other countries have made. His favorite quote is the definition of Program Optimization from Wikipedia " program optimization or software optimization is the process of modifying a software system to make some aspect of it work more efficiently or use fewer resources," using it as a reminder anything can be improved upon.

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My Two Families

June 8, 2015

I have two families. I have 2 brothers, a sister, 2 mothers, 2 fathers and a whole bunch of aunts, uncles and cousins. The greatest things about these families is that there’s so much in common. Between cachaca and beer, both my dads make some form of alcohol. EVERYONE has a love of beer. Sports,...

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Hidden Gems

May 4, 2015

Brazil has been hard. Not one single moment has been wasted in teaching me an important message or point. Everything about life: morality, happiness, success, and health have been thrown at us. More often than not all of it at once. The first month of our permanent homestay was the worst for me. Right after...

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Tanguets

April 10, 2015

There’s one thing about my life that I will never be able to hide: I was raised in the city. Before this Global Citizen Year experience I lacked the knowledge, openness, confidence, or experience to imagine myself in a place like Macacu, but this was my year to learn. In my time here I’ve fed...

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Hidden Gems

April 10, 2015

Brazil has been hard. Not one single moment has been wasted in teaching me an important message or point. Everything about life: morality, happiness, success, and health have been thrown at us. More often than not all of it at once. The first month of our permanent homestay was the worst for me. Right after...

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I Love Running

September 29, 2014

Running sucks! I mean like really bad. Who in their right mind would ever want to push their body and mind to the limit with such a slow and boring method. First of all, you’re never comfortable while running; It’s too cold, hot, rainy, just don’t feel like it, WHATEVER. There are an infinite number...

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How to Make Friends

September 2, 2014

Walking from the security check to the gate for my plane in PDX airport I was alone. I was more alone than I had ever been in my life. At that hour long moment of torture I had left all my friends in Portland, and I had yet to create new friends at Global Citizen...

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Connecting

August 19, 2014

Connecting A central theme in my pre-departure training to Global Citizen Year has been connecting with my community, family, friends, new Global Citizen Year fellows and the world. In so many ways Global Citizen Year has helped me connect with… ┬áNew Friends In January one of the first things I did after getting accepted to...

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