Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
School: Walton High School
Sponsor District : District 6900
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of East Cobb-Marietta, Georgia
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
¡Hola, me llamo Kaya! Hello, My name is Kaya! I am from Cobb County in Georgia where I’ve lived with my parents, younger brother, and dog since before I can remember. Currently, I’m a sophomore at Walton High School but next year I will be spending my junior year somewhere in Bolivia. In my free time I enjoy playing musical instruments, reading, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and practicing photography. I play 4 instruments (or 5 instruments, if you can call a one-string cigar box guitar an instrument), but mainly I play the violin and bass. I’ve been playing the violin in my school orchestra for nearly 5 years and the bass guitar for 4 years. I like to read realistic fiction and fantasy and I listen to most genres of music, but my favorite musical artist is David Bowie. I’ve been interested in social sciences and learning about new cultures and languages since I was young making the Rotary Youth Exchange one of the most, if not the most, exciting opportunities of my whole life so far. I’m so excited for this opportunity to grow and expand my own and others’ perspectives of the world, gain insight into who I am as a person, experience a new culture and make many new friends. I’m so excited for the next year of my life in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and all the things I’ll learn, from a new language to a foreign culture. I am so thankful for this opportunity.