Clarissa is passionate about cultural interactions and international relations. She loves all kinds of music and plays in several different ensembles such as marching band, jazz band, and drumline. She is also a lifeguard and likes to learn about first aid. Her goals for the year are to make a tangible difference in her host community and to become more educated about the world by gaining further comprehension of other cultural and social realities. Her favorite quote is "The greats weren't great because at birth they could paint; the greats were great because they paint a lot."