Hi! My name is Mariah Villablanca, and I am a rising senior at Pittsburg High School located in the Bay Area. I am very thrilled to be meeting new people and exploring the landscapes plus all that Costa Rica has to offer during this trip! I am a part of the show flag team at my school and also a competitive dancer, which has been a huge part of my life and my passion since I was 3. Both activities keep me busy and involved and I love the energy, excitement, and people they bring into my life! Besides the activities I do, I really enjoy going to the gym, swimming, being surrounded by greenery and beaches, reading manga, watching anime, getting boba, and marine life so when I can, go to aquariums! I am actually looking forward to not having my phone and really being in the moment since this is my first time traveling internationally 🙂 See you guys!