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Maya Holcomb

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Why I Hate Fundraising Goals

December 3, 2019

A field of corn with the capital city of the province, Ibarra, in the background. A friendly reminder that money doesn’t grow on corn stalks. A requirement for completion of the Global Citizen Year program is to raise $2,500 for the scholarship fund. This is a super important part of the program because without this...

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Missing the Big Things

November 17, 2019

Most of the things that I miss from home are little things that I will come back to in the next year. I miss my job as a camp counselor, I miss working at a ski resort, I miss various foods. I miss the community that I have in Utah, one major component is my...

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How Food Can Strengthen Relationships

October 25, 2019

The expansive table of goodies we enjoyed for Dylan’s cumpleaños Part of the Global Citizen Year curriculum is to deliver a speak-up, a short speech, to your cohort. This is an opportunity to gain public speaking skills in a safe environment, and an opportunity for Fellows to share their experiences with their peers and supervisors....

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A Month in the New Norm

October 1, 2019

Adapted from a journal entry on 9/30/19: I have now been in Ecuador for a full month. It has been a month of learning (a lot), miscommunication (less than I expected), and a whole bunch of personal growth. I ended last month with a stressful day of travel and I started this month in brand...

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The Difference of a Week

August 17, 2019

Last week at this time tears rolled down my smiling face as the chaotic sound of 200 people dancing and singing rung throughout the dining hall of a summer camp. It isn’t just a summer camp. It’s home. During the summer as a camp counselor I met countless mentors and peers who I can now...

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