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Kimberly Nerea Tellez

Born in Mexico and raised in New England, Kimberly has always harbored an interest in global issues. During her first two years of high school she lived and studied in Mexico, and during her senior year she was president of her school's Model UN team. Recently, she has been volunteering with President Barack Obama's reelection campaign as the head of the local Latino team, helping to promote voting among Latinos. She enjoys reading, drawing, and taking long walks while exploring the neighborhoods of her town.

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Una Carta de Amor

May 2, 2013

Querido Ecuador, Gracias por tus montañas, tu aire puro, y tu gente. Por tus flores amarillentas y patacones salados. Por el Inti dorado cuyo color predomina en tu bandera, de la cual el azul me transporta a tus playas cálidas y al cielo infinito que comienza en el borde de tu cordillera. El rojo, a...

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Looking Back

April 23, 2013

Eight months ago I was living in Quito, soaking in what I could from the new culture I was experiencing here in Ecuador.  Though it was a great experience, it seems like I was living in a different country all together at the time.  Today is my last day in my community, and I’ve been...

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An Immediate Response

November 27, 2012

As I was calmly finishing up my 50 cent lunch at school the other day, which consisted of a small bowl of rice with potatoes, I glanced down to my cellphone to see what time it was. 10:39 They ring the school bell, signaling what I thought was the end of recess.  Surprised at their...

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An Immediate Response, A Triumphant Community

November 8, 2012

As I was calmly finishing up my 50 cent lunch at school the other day, which consisted of a small bowl of rice with potatoes, I glanced down to my cellphone to see what time it was. 10:39 They ring the school bell, signaling what I thought was the end of recess.  Surprised at their...

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Zuleta: A Small Town With BIG People

October 3, 2012

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was told that I had been placed in a small indigenous town which is better known for their artisan embroidery and the grand Hacienda Zuleta. But I won’t be visiting as a tourist; I will be living there for a long six months. However, though it was...

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That time I decided to take a year off before college…

September 13, 2012

Being pressured into doing something can sometimes come as a relief when you don’t know what you want. But having a choice is always the better alternative.  Lucky for me, I realized this last year during the college application frenzy of senior year.  Though I felt ready for college, and definetly ready to do something...

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