The majority of my life has been spent living in Bolivia, South America. My parents moved from the United States to Bolivia when I was four, and we lived there until I was nineteen. Here I learned to speak and write in Spanish. I attended a local school in the town of San Ignacio de Velasco and then I moved to the city of Santa Cruz de La Sierra where I went to high school.
Beginning in my late elementary school years I began interpreting for teams of medical, dental and chiropractic students, from colleges in the U.S. that would host clinics in some of the local towns in and surrounding my city. Working at these clinics several years in a row helped me become familiar with much of the terminology used in these fields.
After fifteen years of living in Bolivia, my family moved back to the United States in order that I might attend College here. I will graduate at the end of this summer with a degree in Comparative Human Thought and Spanish Culture.