Pooja Thekdi

Pooja is passionate arts, religion, and the outdoors. She loves to be active and goes hiking and mountain biking frequently. She is involved in her local tennis club, volunteers at her church, and is involved in community programs such as Habitat for Humanity and the local food pantry. During high school, she was a lead member in her school choir and spends much of her free time singing and playing piano. Her goals for the year include being immersed in Brazilian culture while become well versed in Portuguese, developing more leadership skills through service and community involvement, and building relationships with new people.

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Breathing It All In

I began this journey a little bit lost. Back in August, after a week of dipping my toes into the unknown but alluring waters ofdevelopment, social service and the how bouts of making a lastingimpact, I had already found myself on a new pace. Pre…

17 July, 2015

One Last Time

Look up And you’ll see many things Clouds Birds Mountains And maybe even A Hot Air Balloon Drifting through the sky On a summer afternoon So close that You can see the colors and the zig zag stripes Maybe even a little person In the…

17 July, 2015

Dumb Luck

It’s dumb luck, growing up in a first world country, with educated parents, the opportunity to go to school, let alone college. Yes, itåÊtakes determination, talent, and good ol’ hard work to achieve success. But there’s no doubt thatåÊat the end of the day, many…

17 July, 2015

Mornings

Mornings are beautiful. I’m not a morning person but I can admit there’s something about the lighting in the morning that gives you this kind of feeling that you really don’t get at any other point in life. I mean, those few moments in bed…

08 June, 2015

Mornings

Mornings are beautiful. I’m not a morning person but I can admit there’s something about the lighting in the morning that gives you this kind of feeling that you really don’t get at any other point in life. I mean, those few moments in bed…

08 June, 2015

My favorite corner of Earth

It’s funny because when I got there, September 24th, I didn’t think I would like it. Actually I was sure that I was going to hate it. I was resistant to any type of change in the idealistic picture that I had laid out in…

29 May, 2015

My favorite corner of Earth

It’s funny because when I got there, September 24th, I didn’t think I would like it. Actually I was sure that I was going to hate it. I was resistant to any type of change in the idealistic picture that I had laid out in…

29 May, 2015

casca de abÌ_bora

As summer turns to fall here in Ponta Grossa, a new array of crops are beginning to g r o w. On Fridays, my host family and I spend the evenings preparing for the Saturday market, washing the last bit of alface and repolho in…

12 April, 2015

A Day at the Farmers Market

On Sunday morning, I woke up a little bit differently. There (surprisingly) wasn’t the normal rooster calls outside my window and the skies were still dark enough to see the stars. The clock read 4:30am. From my bedroom I could hear the shuffling of my…

18 February, 2015

Beat of Brasil

When we dance We are in-suppressible. Boisterous yet harmonious. We hear the music and we move. Boogie, Wop, Charleston, and Foxtrot, Careening, Jitter-bug-ing, Leanin’ down the block The music is in the road, in the sky and in the sea. Lagoa has a soft hymn….

05 September, 2014

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