I'm from the Philippines, and enjoy hearing other people's stories, especially through videos, books, journalism, midnight conversations, meals, long runs or road trip. I am especially interested in how to create environments of empathy. I took a gap year before entering university in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru, which very much opened my eyes to see the beauty in the world and in other people.
In preparing to study abroad, I'm especially excited to learn outside of my bubble of familiarity. I think I very much thrive off of the journey of traveling, meeting different people, and having new experiences.