I am a Student Ambassador for The NICA Fund and have traveled to El Tránsito, Nicaragua every summer for the past 7 years to support the students at the Douglas Vasquez School (the town’s public school). El Tránsito is small fishing village located on the Pacific Coast about one hour north of Managua. Most of the residents live on less than $3 per day and half are under 18 and poorly educated. This spring and summer I will be training with my rowing club Marina Aquatic Center and completing long workouts. As part of my training, I'm going to attempt through my work-outs on the erg machine and in the water to cover in total distance from LA to El Tránsito and get sponsors for my "journey". All sponsor dollars will be used to provide seed funding for an arts program at Douglas Vasquez School which I will initiate this summer during my 8th trip to Nicaragua. Please join me in my quest to continue helping the children of El Tránsito!