I am 15 years old and go to Friday Harbor High School, located on San Juan Island, accessible only by boat or plane in the far corner of the United States. I live on the Salish Sea with my parents, little sister, and Labrador, Lucy. I run for the track team and play on my school’s soccer team, which won the state championship last fall. This summer I will be traveling to Siedlce, Poland to work with Ukrainian refugees. Last summer, I served families in a small village called Ipalamwa in rural Tanzania, building chicken coops with Global Volunteers. My project in Tanzania was part of the Reaching Children’s Potential program. An impact study from Global Volunteers was recently released showing that the program had reduced childhood stunting by 60% by improving village nutrition, health, and education. I am so honored to have been a part of that effort. Prior to moving to the San Juan Islands, I volunteered for three years with Teen Feed in Seattle, a program that has served thousands of meals to homeless youth in Seattle. This summer I will be traveling to Siedlce, Poland with Global Volunteers, to serve in various capacities, working primarily with children from Ukraine and Poland, teaching conversational English. The purpose of the program is to give some relief to the Ukrainian kids from the war at home and any trauma that they may have experienced through meals, music, games, and maybe even soccer.