Upon graduating high school in New York, I spent two years living in California and traveling across the western half of the United States. During my time out west, l was fortunate enough take part in several community service projects in California as well as a couple of international service projects in Nepal and Zambia. My biggest takeaway from both my travels and my experiences during those two years are the invaluable relationships I’ve built with others through service. I find that, whenever a community comes together for the sole purpose of serving, there is always a strong sense of camaraderie that manifests among all of those involved. I am sincerely honored to be a part of the Kathryn W. Davis Global Community Scholars Program and am very grateful to have the opportunity to serve once again.