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Residence: Herzliya, Israel but originally from La Paz, Bolivia
Married? With children? Neither, but dating an amazing guy
Education: IDC government program; I am also part of the Argov Fellows Program in Diplomacy
Pets: Two puppies in La Paz: Slipi and Chispitas
Religious affiliation / observance: Jewish
Last person / party I voted for: I'd rather not say
My history (100 words max): I was born in Israel and moved at a young age to La Paz, Bolivia where I grew up. I always dreamt of returning to the Holy Land and finally took that scary leap as soon as I graduated from high school. Life was very difficult for me in the beginning here, so I went back to Bolivia after a few months. When I turned 19, I was accepted into the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and so I decided to give myself another chance to live in Israel. Since then, life here has been great!!
Family history (100 words max): My father was born in Poland and is the son of Holocaust survivors. They all moved to Israel when he turned 10. My mother was born in La Paz, Bolivia where she also grew up. From her side of the family, her father is also Polish and escaped Poland little before the Holocaust. Her mother comes from a Sefaradi family that was originally from Jerusalem but was forced out in the 1920s and found refuge in Paraguay
My connection with Israel: I'm Jewish! What better connection can there be?
Defining moment: Being accepted into IDC with a full scholarship! That's when I knew I would be able to start my life in Israel successfully
Daily routine: Waking up, getting ready, going to college, sitting through classes, returning home, eating, resting, studying, and in the best days - going on dates and spending time with loved ones
On Friday night... In honor of family and Jewish tradition, I light candles before Shabbat begins. But I really miss having Kiddush and prayers with my entire family
Comfort food: Salte×¡as, empanadas, anticuchos, chisitos and pipocas, and of course, my grandma's home cooking!
Last book I read was: The Tanach (Bible). It was a present from my boyfriend to take with me during my trip to Europe as a reminder of who I am and where I come from
My mentor: I have yet to pick one...
3 wishes: 1) To continue being blessed + happy in life
2) To have a government in Israel that will truly lead the people towards security and peace and have respect for our Holy Land
3) Happiness and health for all of my family and loved ones
Happiness: 1-10 (10 being the happiest) 10
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