Roxana is in the process of becoming a licensed psychologist. She is eager to learn more about leadership and take advantage of this opportunity for her own personal growth. After graduating from the program, Roxana plans to return to teach English in the NPH El Salvador home. When asked about what NPH means to her, Roxana replied, “It is my family and my home…It the place where you can achieve your dreams and share them with others. It is the family where you can celebrate your triumphs and failures with your youngest to oldest brothers and sisters.” Roxana loves to play soccer and swim in her free time. We are excited to welcome you to Seattle, Roxana!
David is in his first year of studying clinical psychology. In the last few years, David has taken on the responsibilities of working with young adults supporting NPH Guatemala. He recognizes the unique talent within individuals and is excited to learn more about how to support people. David recognizes the vastness of leadership, stating that, “there are endless amounts of definitions of leadership. Many can claim to be leaders, but few know the importance of quality leadership and take advantage of it…It begins with recognizing my own self-worth.” David loves playing soccer and listening to music outside of working with the Hermano Mayores program. Welcome to Seattle, David!
Mariela is a practicing orthodontist in Mexico. She is excited to continue developing her own leadership skills while also learning about new ones. Mariela finds different cultures fascinating, and she is especially looking forward to being in the United States to meet new people. Mariela says that much of her own strength comes from living in NPH Mexico. “It (NPH) provides love and safety. It emphasizes the importance of education and teaches the values of sharing, working hard, and educating youth for the future so that they can contribute to the workforce and break the cycle of poverty.” In her spare time, Mariela enjoys photography and theater. Welcome to Seattle, Mariela!!
Samuel has his electro-mechanical degree. He eventually wants to study law to work for children in poverty. During his time in Seattle, he hopes to work on improving his communication skills within a team and speaking in public. Samuel is deeply motivated by faith, expressing that it has been his foundation during challenging times. Samuel says, “I want to expand my knowledge of what it means to be a leader and what it takes to be a great leader. I think I will learn to know myself better and in turn, I will learn how to lead others well.” Samuel can be found playing basketball or eating spicy food in his free time. Welcome to Seattle, Samuel!!
Saravia is currently in the process of obtaining her degree in Nutrition. Her future plans include becoming a chef, and eventually returning to the NPH Honduras home. She has participated in prior NPH Leadership conferences and spent last summer in Pennsylvania working at a YMCA camp. Saravia looks forward to learning more about teamwork and having opportunities to practice what she is learning. She says, “My main motivation for participating in the program is to grow as a person, learn more about NPH, and to be a strong representative of Honduras.” Her favorite hobbies include cooking and horseback riding. Welcome to Seattle, Saravia!!
Jimmy is our student from Nicaragua! Jimmy just finished his first year studying Political Science and International Relations in college. He loves to interact with people from different cultures in order to learn how to better understand the world. Jimmy is excited to be an ambassador of NPH while in Seattle through learning about active leadership. When asked about important qualities of a leader, Jimmy responded that humility is the most important. “We cannot ever forget where we come from in order to always remember where we are going. A leader is empathetic, democratic, enthusiastic, innovative, creative and patient.” In his free time, Jimmy loves to watch movies and spend time with loved ones. Welcome to Seattle, Jimmy!