My name is Nadia Avery. I am going into the 12th grade at Professional Performing Arts School. I am a dancer, studying mainly ballet as well as modern and jazz. On my free time, I enjoy writing and reading as well as watching ballet videos on YouTube. I am excited to travel to Ecuador because I have always been interested in how life is different from my own as a girl who lives in New York City, with many things to be grateful for. I look forward to getting firsthand experience in seeing how people live in Riobamba and see their customs and traditions. I also can’t wait to see the various sights!