Kaya Pearson-Gaglia

Kaya Rain Pearson-Gaglia is passionate about making himself better and striving to make everyone around him grow as well. He was involved in the African american scholars club, volunteers at his fathers basketball program working with young athletes, and is a former "A Better Chance Scholar". His goals for the year are too grow as a person in all aspects of who he is and to make the most of the experience that he has earned.


Their baby is growing up

My time here has been extremely special and positively changed me as a person and possibly my favorite part of the time here has been being able to share what I have been experiencing with my family who have come to visit. Being able to…

20 February, 2019

A couple photos from my experience

12 November, 2018

“It’s ok to cry bro” (in Joseph’s voice)

It is 2:33 am on Wednesday October 24th and I am currently crying in my bed and can’t sleep. I have always heard of home sickness but I’ve never really experienced it for myself until now. It’s been a little over a month in Ecuador…

24 October, 2018

Really? It’s only been a week?

The fact that I am in another country just truly hit me. My host family is hosting a church gathering at my home and playing Christian rock so loud the house is shaking. If you know anything about the way I was raised this is…

14 September, 2018

The past does not define me

Going into global citizen year I was scared, anxious, and I held a lot of emotional baggage. I was skeptical of what the true reason I came into this program is but after the last group meeting we had I can confidently say I have…

30 August, 2018

What Have I Gotten My Self Into?

Welcome to my first blog post! I just want to address the fact that I have absolutely no idea what to share at this point 😅. The last three weeks have truly been a blur. I have had to pack up my life and put it…

25 August, 2018

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Kaya Pearson-Gaglia