When I leave for Peru on March 10th, it will actually be for the second time. The first time I went to Peru was in 2010 for a volunteer trip as a senior in high school. It really was a transformative experience for me, as I fell in love with the culture and I was moved by the extreme poverty I witnessed. This really was the trip that first ignited my passions and has heavily influenced my decision to take the course of study I am pursuing in college (more info in the about section). For anyone interested in learning more about that first experience I had, here is a link to the website the group of us made back in April of 2010.