Mia Reyes

Mia is passionate about food sustainability, combating the prevalence of fast fashion, veganism, and addressing environmental racism. She was involved in a Model United Nations program which gifted her the opportunity to engage all of her interests and kindled her growing enthusiasm for international affairs. Her goal for the year is to challenge the social construct of traditional education by embracing a global experience. Her favorite quote is "I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do." - Haruki Murakami


To the Wathie Family, With Love, Maam Faatu Toubab

On the morning of pick up day, I woke up early at 6:00 to finish packing my room, and as I finished I sat down on my bed, looking at the family picture that my dad had made us take the night before, and wrote this, glimpses into the mountains of lessons I learned from…

21 May, 2019

Wandering Thoughts

2.13.19 15:37 Some people fell in love with Senegal quicker then others and some have not and may never will. Me, I fall in and out of love with Senegal frequently and I think that there’s a certain beauty to that. I refuse to idolize an experience that others choose to believe is “admirable” or…

22 February, 2019

What is Different is Different, but also the Same

My absence on this blog has been both an intentional one and an unintentional one. One that has both helped me and hurt me. And as my time here in Senegal is boiling down to a month and then some I have found myself reflective of the seconds that have slipped me, the months that…

11 February, 2019

What I’ve Come to Know

10.22.18 19:32 It’s a humbling thought to know that I am at the will of the world. That I am subject to the forces in which I cannot control and that I will forever be, both intentionally and unintentionally transforming. To know that time, people, and an environment can change me so quickly and so…

08 November, 2018

Same Delegate, Different Stage

For a long time, the word community applied only to what I knew was familiar and the world was a smaller place because of it. And then everything changed. My freshman year of high school, I joined Model United Nations (MUN) and in a way, the decision made itself, as I entered in blindly and…

15 August, 2018

There’s a Lot to Think About and a Lot to Love

It is a hard feeling to describe sitting here counting down the days until I leave the comforts of all that is familiar and side step tradition as I embrace my gap year. And yet, I feel equally justified in saying that I am not particularly inclined to describe the feeling entirely because so many…

13 August, 2018

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