Hi everyone!

My name is Katrina and I’m 17. I am an upcoming senior at Andrew Hill High School in San Jose. I’m super excited yet nervous for our upcoming trip. I’m really looking forward to making a bunch of new friends, trying new food, and exploring the city. I also look forward to living with people of different backgrounds, cultures, and personalities. Iโ€™m excited for the late-night conversations, talking about our day, and the challenges we’ll face together. I think the most challenging part for me will be opening up to people on the first day as well as being homesick ๐Ÿ™ However, I am not a shy person and really enjoy social settings so I believe that my first day shyness will only last for a brief period.ย I really enjoy traveling, so far I have gone to Vietnam and Hawaii. ๐Ÿ™‚

I took two years of Spanish, although my vocabulary is very limited and still needs improvement ๐Ÿ™ย I also enjoy being outdoors and surrounding myself with nature such as hiking and going to the beach. I have two older siblings named Kim and Trung. Some hobbies I enjoy is playing badminton, makeup, and watching Netflix (my favorite shows are Friends, Jane the Virgin, One Tree Hill, etc) ๐Ÿ™‚

I really hope I get to know each and every one of you guys!! I’m so excited and I cannot wait!!