Disclaimer: These publications were written by each author in his/her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in these articles are the author's own and do not reflect the view of the University of Virginia nor the University of Virginia's Guatemala Initiative.
"Imagine a land where you cannot trust the politicians (the most recent president is in jail and the vice president stepped down). Imagine a place where it is expected that any police officer can be bribed and the rule of law can be bought. Who do you turn to during a time of need? In Guatemala, it is the Bomberos."
"That open-mindedness does not necessitate geographical travel, but rather, traveling into a new perspective. The world is ever-changing and whether one remains in Fargo, North Dakota, or travels the world their whole life, open-mindedness relies on us altering the angles from which we view our world."
"Trauma, while destructive, is a memory, a part of a person’s history [...] who am I to prescribe how someone should react?"
" [...] they see NGOs come and go, just like the backpackers on the streets."