Hey there! I’m Erika Batiz, a 20 year old living in Somerville, Massachusetts. I currently attend Tufts University.
I originally started blogging as a student at United World College (UWC) Mostar, an International Baccalaureate school with students from around the world located in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
My passions include photography, traveling, trying new things and meeting new people. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, I’ve become fond of the Bosnian tradition of ‘going for coffee’ as a means of social time rather than fueling a habit, and I think each person can make a difference, even if it’s as ‘small’ as a hug and a listening ear for a person who needs it.
I’m a proud alumna of some incredible programs. I’ll list them below, and if you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact me! I’d strongly recommend any and all of them to high school students. They’ve been literally life-changing, inspirational, and I’ve made lasting friendships with people around the US and the world.
- Minnesota Youth in Government (YIG) – 2009-2012
- Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) state conference and World Leadership Congress (WLC) – 2011
- United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) – 2012
- United World College Mostar (UWC Mostar) – 2012-2014
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me! Just comment on a post and I’ll get back to you.