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McKenna Daily

McKenna is passionate about outdoor leadership, community based volunteering, sociology, and, among other things, mac and cheese. She grew up in Denver, Colorado where she partnered with the Denver Public School district to lead outdoor discovery trips for the city's 5th graders. She then went on to lead her school's National Honor Society and Angels for AP Excellence clubs with the ultimate goal of further engaging high schoolers in their community through meaningful volunteer work. McKenna is excited to meet new people and hear new stories. She hopes to learn how to weave in the traditional Ecuadorian style and be proficient enough in Spanish to compose song lyrics. Looking forward to her journey, McKenna leaves you with this quote by the second secretary general of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold: "For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes!"


Feel it All

February 5, 2018

Feel it all for this moment, let it pass.    Since arriving in Quito, and starting this song, I have felt excitement, loss, wonder, fear, connection, and love stronger than ever before. Now, having tea with my host mom who I now truly love, I still feel all those emotions, but they don’t scare me,...

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10 Life Lessons From My Irritated Bowels

December 1, 2017

This past week, in the beautiful cloud forest of Mindo, I was finally initiated into the sacred rite of having serious diarrhea. Three months and many parasites in, it’s even become a badge of honor in our cohort to have shit your pants. I am now among those proudly inducted.   I invite you to...

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‘Till I See You Again

August 24, 2017

Hello all! As I embark on the biggest, most beautifully unpredictable journey of my life, I’m thinking too about what it means to leave the place I’ve always known. In light of those mixed feelings, I’m excited to share with you the first song of many, ‘Till I See You Again. Over these next eight...

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