Hey! My name is Melisa Lavin, but I prefer to be called Meli or Mel. I am an upcoming Senior at John Swett Highschool, which is a 5-minute walk from my house in Crockett, California. I also swim for my school team and have worked a lifeguard job in the past. I’m really excited about the trip since it’s my first time leaving the State. Although I am a bit nervous, I am really excited to meet everyone and experience Constanza, the locals, and the different world views.