A photo essay. Banner: My host family and I 1. Imbabura fellows resting during our first week-long retreat 2. My host dad, Alfredo, smiles at me in the mirror of his truck 3. The scene at the Cotacachi cemetery during the Dia de Difuntos celebration 4. Uncle Jorge leaving the fields after 7 hours of tilling 5. My little cousin Sheila parading around with her candle after her baptism 6. The main street in Cotacachi 7. Making treat bags with cousins to give to kids in the mountain villages for Christmas 8. My sister Shayana and cousin Sammi, dressed up for New Years Eve 9. Four cousins packed into the bed of the pickup truck for a trip to the mountain rainforest 10. Family and friends sitting in one of the shelters built for our campsite
About Clarissa Bury
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."