Playground_funHello, Jinotega buddies! My name is Makayla. I’m a student from Independence High School in San Jose, CA. I love to swim, go out for a walk with my dog, and play video games with my older sister. I am part of my high school’s swim team and water polo team. My favorite sports are in the water. I usually put on a straight face and don’t smile too much (photos are the exception), but don’t be deterred from approaching me because I’m really easygoing and calm. At first I may be shy or, to get out of my shell, come out too strong but I’m friendly. I also love to have fun!  I’m really excited to get to know you all and be immersed in the culture that awaits in Jinotega! See you all tomorrow!!