Olivia Braun, 17

Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland California

Riobamba, Ecuador

The main focus of this collage is the background photo. It is a picture of an indigenous village we visited on our Living/Working Like a Local Day. I remember walking out of the bus and over to the side of the road. I found myself looking down on an absolutely spectacular valley. This image is pictured and encapsulates one of my favorite memories of my trip. Upon seeing the endless green hills, grazing cows, wispy clouds, and quaint house, my vision cleared and I felt overwhelmed by the beauty of the world around me. The words layered on top of the photo expand on what I learned and how I felt throughout my time in Riobamba.