Zayaris was referred to us by another AP student who noticed her dedication to having a better life. She walked 3 hours one-way to high school, crossing multiple rivers that were regularly flooded during the rainy season. As the youngest of nine children, she has the chance to be the first one in her family tree to get a college degree. After her first year, Zayaris is excelling in her classes and learning English. Her dream is to be an engineer for the Panama Canal.