Olivia Gonzalez is bright young woman who is very proud of her Ngobe heritage. This pride was the theme of her application essay. ”I want to fight and say that in our Comarca (indigenous territory) we can do many things if we try to reach our goals,” she wrote. Olivia plans to help her community by becoming a health official and she understands that she must work very hard and focus on her studies to achieve her dream. Her teacher described her as positive, responsible, and observant, a quality which was apparent throughout her essay, but especially in her response regarding her favorite subject in school. “My favorite subject is informatica (technology) because it helps me to connect to the globalizing world in which we live and it will help me achieve my goal of being a health official.”