Summer Interns in Colombia

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Hola! We’re Julia and Carey, students from the University of Oklahoma who’ve come Colombia to volunteer with SEF. A little bit about us-


Julia: A junior studying Economics and International Security Studies from Houston, Texas. Half-Colombian, Half-American, and I’m so glad to be back in the motherland working with SEF! I love working with kids and am delighted to work with foundation that advocates the importance of education.


Carey:I am a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma in Electrical Engineering.  I will be travelling in Colombia and China for the next six months before starting my job in January.  I am extremely excited to be able to help SEF this summer and meet all the wonderful people here in Colombia.  I am particularly looking forward to sharing my passion for engineering and the sciences with the students here.


Working with Edwin and Erika on the website has been amazing, and we can’t wait to go to work at our project sites in Jardin and Pachavita. That all said, we’re going to keep this blog to document our experiences in each project site and as interns!


First Day at the office! Dra. Liliana Chisaca kindly offered her office space to Carey and I, a very bright and airy space for us to work on project site and website material. Everybody here has been super helpful and super friendly. We definitely forgot to take a picture but one of the employees showed us all the restaurants and gave us a tour of the surrounding area.



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