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Jaya Dayal recently graduated from Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida. In high school, Jaya was involved in Water for the World (a club focused on ending inaccessibility to clean water) and volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club. She was also involved in the debate team, research, student government. Jaya is passionate about environmental advocacy, equality, and clean water accessibility.

Jaya hopes to gain experience in advocacy and activism by gaining new perspectives and cultural understandings from working with service-oriented organizations. On her Gap Year, Jaya hopes to work with organizations that address access to clean water, the intersection of gender and climate change [women’s empowerment as it related to climate change], and sexual assault prevention advocacy. She is also interested in learning Hindi and connecting to her family’s cultural roots.

Read Jaya’s Blogs here:

Pre-Departure: A Moment to Breathe