Submitted by Mai, CA
Hello, my name is Mai. I am from California. I went to the University of California at Santa Cruz for my Bachelors in Environmental Studies, and to Loyola Marymount University for my Masters in Education. I recently had the opportunity to serve the Honduran community in Juticalpa and immerse myself in the culture. Previously, I worked as an elementary teacher. In my spare time, I like to be outdoors, to go hiking, and to go to the beach. 

Even in these difficult times, it is necessary to see the beauty in everything. With people staying home, they are spending more time with their love ones. New life is rising and thriving. Air quality is improving as pollution is decreasing. Let this be a lesson to not take things for granted. Instead, we shall appreciate everything we have in our lives.