Hometown: Lake Mary, Florida
School: Lake Mary High School
Sponsor District : District 6980
Sponsor Club: Baldwin Park, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hola! My name is Sabrina Hashimi and I am currently a senior at Lake Mary High School. I am so excited to spend my gap year in beautiful Peru! I am so thankful that Rotary is giving me the opportunity to travel to Peru and immerse myself into the vibrant Peruvian culture! I live in Lake Mary, FL with my mom and 3 siblings, so I'm pretty accustomed to a loud and hectic house. My favorite subject in school is AP Government because I am really passionate about politics and love to learn about the political structure of the country I live in. In fact, I am involved in the Florida Democrats Association and during election season, I volunteered for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Regarding school activities, I am involved in my school's nationally acclaimed dance team, the Lake Marionettes, editor on Yearbook staff, Spanish Honors Society, and president of Quill & Scroll Honors Society. Outside of school, I am also a 2nd degree black belt and have been doing taekwondo for 10 years. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends, watch CNN, and play my ukulele. I love Spanish culture and I am so excited to strengthen my Spanish skills and fluency. I have never been out of the country so my exchange is going to be my first time out of the United States! I'm really excited to get out of my comfort zone and experience things I've never experienced before. I can't wait to learn Spanish in the most authentic way possible. I hope to gain a new perspective on the world and become more aware of what's going on around me. I can't wait to make unforgettable memories and lifelong friends on this journey. ¡Muchas gracias para todo Rotary!