Project Description

Val Orozco is from Colombia but recently graduated from Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC. At Northwest, she was involved in sports such as field hockey, lacrosse, and track. Other activities she was involved in included speech and debate, multiple service-learning organizations, and honors societies for academics, arts, and German.

Val is passionate about community engagement, environmental health, and immigrant and refugee rights. During her Gap Year, Val hopes to work on a farm to explore her environmental health interests and organizations that cater to her passion for immigrant’s rights. Val is currently considering working with Transplanting Traditions, a community garden in Carrboro, NC for the domestic component of her Gap Year and hopes to travel to Brazil and throughout South America in the spring/ summer. Val would like to study Global Studies and Political Science at UNC upon finishing her Gap Year and feels that GGYF will help enrich her studies of these fields.

Read Val’s Blogs here:

Pre-Departure: Why College Can Wait

Independence! Freedom!… But in my house