Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana
Dominican Republic will always have a special place in my heart because of the people I crossed paths with, the beauty of the country, and the experience of traveling internationally for the first time. In the three weeks I spent in the DR, I worked with Global Leadership Adventures to condense waste by stuffing them into water bottles, which were then used as foundation for a school that I helped build. The stuffed water bottles were covered by concrete to create walls for the school. This trip solidified my interest in pursuing STEM and helped shape my academic and professional care.