Nina Payne

My name is Nina Payne, I am from Washington D.C. , and I am ready to venture out into the world and try new things. I play volleyball and enjoy art related activities such as, painting, going to art museums, etc. Over the next year and throughout my gap year I want to become fluent in Spanish, try as many new things as possible, and become one with myself. My favorite quote is by Tupac Shakur "Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared!"



EMBARRASSING MOMENTS   Coming into Ecuador my biggest fear was the language barrier, in my host family and at my apprenticeship. I knew almost zero spanish when I first arrived to Ecuador and as you can imagine within these last 3 1/2 months I’ve had many embarrassing moments. One moment in particular that stands out to…

16 December, 2019

The Beginning

Hmm, where do I begin. Today was the last day of Global Launch and I don’t know if I feel complete or confused. It’s been a heck of a week, from arriving at Stanford University extremely nervous, anxious, and a little timid, to ending the week feeling mildly content and ready to go in country….

31 August, 2019

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Nina Payne