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Preguntas y Respuestas con Evelyn

(Questions and Answers with Evelyn)

Meet the 2020 Michael Lotito Fellows! This year’s class of Fellows is hard-working, creative, bold, and strong. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing their stories and dreams with you. We can’t wait for you to get to know these impressive young leaders.

Name: Evelyn
Hometown: Kantunilkin

How was your experience with the Institute last year?
It was a nice experience. From the moment you arrive, you feel like part of a big family, which is amazing. Every week was important, and being there helped me to become less shy and to become more interested in things that didn’t only affect me, but others, too. That first year helped me to discover who I was and learn to believe in myself and to forgive.

What was your favorite week of the Institute last year and why?
Self-discovery week was my favorite because this week helped me to continue in life without holding grudges or hating people who’ve hurt me. I learned to believe more in myself and to move on by accepting failures and achieving victories through trying things again and again.

Which class or theme did you like the best?
English class because it helped me to participate more and speak up more often. This class helped me a lot because studying English had been something that was very complicated, but now I want to try to learn, little by little.

What are your plans for the future?
One of my dreams is to be a teacher for young kids. I want to study psychology, specifically clinical psychology, because it’s something I’m interested in—I think because my personality is to want people to feel better when I’m with them. I know I will be able to achieve my goals.

Tell us a few fun facts about yourself.
My favorite foods are mole rojo and pozole, a local stew. On the weekends, I like to go on walks or bicycle rides; when I do this, I feel peace and quiet. My favorite classes in school are English and physics.

What app do you use the most and why?
The benefit of WhatsApp is that I can communicate with other people. On YouTube, I can search for videos of things I enjoy—animals, music.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?