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"I am working hard and facing new challenges every day [in] my role as a music teacher [at Safe Passage]. To be able to use my love of music for the benefit of children in need is both gratifying and humbling, as the needs of my students and the dangers of day-to-day life here are many.
"When I first arrived in Guatemala, I intended to teach guitar lessons for a few months and then leave. After working here just a few weeks it became evident that I had the chance to do something bigger, to start an entire music program for these children. And so I have decided that I am going to stay here and get this music program off the ground.
"I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, doing something that will make a huge difference in my life, and hopefully in the lives of my students as well."