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Veronica Barrera

Veronica is passionate about helping people around her. She is also passionate about immigration and animal rights. She is involved with the gentle art which is known as jiu-jitsu and also is involved in MMA (muy thai, boxing, and wrestling). Her goals for the year are to become fluent in Portuguese, explore Brazil as much as possible, and become involved in the community.


drowning in debt in brazil

December 20, 2018

To start off this story let me tell you about my apprenticeship: I work at a underprivileged and pernicious location known as a *favela. *It’s an afterschool program for kids ages 4-16 and they spend around 4 hours playing soccer, training muy thai / Brazilian jiu jitsu, acting classes, or playing with toys and their...

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GCY saved my life

August 27, 2018

The day is May 8th, it's 8:30 a.m and I’m sitting next to my marketing team in my entrepreneur class. The day was slow, everyone in class was eating their bacon egg and cheeses or playing fortnite on their computers meanwhile I was researching my own death with the army. I always knew I didn't want...

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