Photography Ambassador - Monteverde, Costa Rica


Where are you from? Colorado
Age: 27 (28 in November, 2018!)
Star Sign: Scorpio
University: University of Colorado at Boulder
Major: Sociology and Women’s Studies
Spirit Animal: I would like to say dolphin, others say horse or whale (apparently I have a good side look like a whale has - so not as rude as it first sounds!)
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Is this your first time abroad? If not, where have you traveled?
This is not my first time abroad. I went on birthright to Israel when I was 20 years old and took a trip to Australia and New Zealand with my twin sister and friend after graduation from college.
What made you decide to teach abroad?

I decided to teach abroad because I have so much interest in other cultures and places, and I never studied abroad in college. I knew that I needed to have time to get to know people and the surroundings, especially because sometimes it takes me a while to warm up and really feel comfortable in a new situation. So, I thought that living and working in a different place would fulfill all my goals.  

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Why did you choose to teach English in Costa Rica?
I chose to teach in Monteverde because the school is a non profit with a very important and idealistic mission that is focused on the environment, and because when else in my life would I ever get the chance to live in a cloud forest, which is basically like living in the sky?!
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What are you most excited about being an ITA Ambassador?
I am most excited about sharing my experiences and helping other people make a decision on what would best fit their dreams, in order to help them make what could be one of the most life-changing, impactful decisions of their life so far.
If you could go back in time, what piece of advice would you give yourself before you went abroad?
If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to stop worrying so much because I do have it in me to make a life for myself in a brand new place, to find people whom I love and who love me, and to experience some of the most incredible, confusing, agonizing, and beautiful feelings I have ever experienced. I would tell myself to trust in myself a little more, and to be more excited because I am about to see and do so many wonderful things.
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