Hey, I’m Pema, although I usually go by my middle name “Dechen” (pronounced Day-chin). This is my first trip to a foreign country with a group of people that I haven’t met before, so I’m really excited to step out of my comfort zone for that. I swim for my high school’s swim team, I really enjoy spending time outdoors, and I would definitely call myself an extrovert. I’m hoping to practice my Spanish on this trip and to make some new connections by meeting everyone (as well as whoever we’ll meet in Panama). Anyways, I hope you’re all having a great summer and I look forward to seeing you! 🙂