Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
School: St. Petersburg Collegiate High School
Sponsor District : District 6950
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Midtown, Florida
Host District: 3360
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Chiang Mai Phuping
Hello, I'm Mya Senesom. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. I currently go to St. Petersburg Collegiate High School where I'll earn my AA degree and high school diploma when I graduate. I'm a part of my school's Interact Rotary club and Take Stock in Children club. Both clubs do many volunteer and charity activities like food drives, toys for tots, recycling, etc. My major is International Business Marketing. I love to travel and learn new cultures. I'm interested in researching demographics, especially in the Asian market. Despite my studious major, I'm actually more of a creative person. I enjoy activities that include writing, music, fashion, and film. I'm the type of person who can sit for hours just listening to music and writing down ideas. My exchange country is Thailand which I'm excited for as I am Laotian. Thai and Laos are sister countries so they have similar cultures and language. But unfortunately I don't speak the language too well. My grandparents immigrated to America in the late 70s so my mom was born here. Since me and my mom were both born here, we don't speak Laos fluently. I have had exposure to the culture since my grandparents put their best effort to keep traditions but it isn't the same as actually living there. I'm very joyous to join the Rotary Youth Exchange. I hope to use this experience to learn more about my culture and be able to encourage others to take this great opportunity.