Saturday evening I had the distinct pleasure of spending an hour talking with Sherise Alexis about her experiences abroad. Sherise, a native of Florida with roots in Trinidad and Tobago as well as Grenada, got her first taste of travel as a child visiting with relatives.
Looking at the list of her later adventures abroad, it’s hard to believe that this intrepid traveler is only 21 years old!
- In middle school the only 13 year old decided to follow passion and curiosity by taking part in a church-sponsored youth missions trip to Costa Rica to build a house and deliver medical supplies.
- By high school she was ready for more, and entered an essay competition sponsored by the National Black MBA Association. With the winning Leaders of Tomorrow essay meant a free trip to a week-long leadership camp in London, England.
- After graduating as salutatorian (!) and enrolling at Florida International University, Sherise decided to confuse a lot of people and yet again go abroad – this time as part of a one-year exchange program in Brazil.
- After returning to the US and spending two years in upstate New York (which when compared to Miami – according to Sherise – IS another country), she went abroad again. This time spending a summer at one of the most respected universities in Germany, the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität.
Do you have any questions for Sherise? Simply post them in the comment section or send them directly to Sherise via Twitter at @sheriseology using the tag #IB!