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I am originally from Galicia, a northwest region of Spain. I studied for two years in Costa Rica in the United World College of Costa Rica. In my junior year at Brown I took the fall semester abroad and went to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I became very engaged with the culture and during the six months I spent there I became involved with several issues, particularly with the practice of democracy in the favelas. This summer I won the Swearer Centre scholarship to come back and work on that same topic hoping to achieve and learn from the process that few of these communities that have been "pacified" are currently going through as they are being, through these recently implemented initiatives, brought back into the State.