When I think about my Global Citizen Year, I consider leaving out the last two weeks. That way, I can describe life in my rural community, painting a picture as bright and beautiful as the polleras my indigenous used-to-be-host-mom wore. It can be a picture as complete as my five-year-old used-to-be-host-sister’s drawing of her family” on her test that featured a tall girl in pants (me). But that’s the problem: I moved.
Circles of Community
About Aliana Ruxin
Ali is passionate about sports, debate, and the ability to connect with others to build community. In high school, she was a member of the soccer, basketball, lacrosse and debate teams. A deep competitive spirit and strong sense of integrity have ignited Ali throughout her life. During her bridge year, Ali hopes to harness her drive to make meaningful changes in her community and herself every single day. She also hopes to master Spanish and approach college with more focus, direction and understanding.