About Kenya Barbosa-McCauley
Kenya is passionate about social justice. She considers herself a young activist and is involved in her local men's shelter, raising money for scholarships for children in Nicaragua to attend school, and participating in many social justice initiatives in her diverse hometown of Oakland. Her goals for the year are to create a connection with her culture, she is half Brazilian and hopes to fully immerse herself in the culture. Kenya is looking forward to being impacted by her host family and learning from them and the rest of her community. Kenya hopes to gain a new perspective of the world that will stay with her forever. My favorite quote is "Be here now". - Ram Dass. This quote resonates with me because it sets a constant reminder to not only live in the moment and accept the situation at hand, but truly BE here and take advantage of what is present in front of you. This quote has reminded me to find light in adverse situations and helped me stay gracious.