A Moment With Yolanda Cruz – Director of Student Life

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Aug. 3rd, 2012
Tags: New Yorker Residence

I love living in New York City because there is always something to do.  My favorite place is Central Park.  On weekends, they close the streets and it’s an open area for runners, bikers, and walkers.  Even though I love living in NYC, there is one thing I love more.  When people ask me what I like to do, the answer is easy.  Travel!  It is my favorite hobby.  Most of my trips are spontaneous and for no more than 4 days at a time.  Why people ask?  Well, it’s simple; I can explore more countries that way.  My most recent trip took me to the famous lost city of the Inca’s – Machu Picchu.  Considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World at almost 8K feet above sea level, it wasn’t easy getting there.  A couple of planes, a train and a bus bring you to the place I thought was on top of the world. 

I must confess, the altitude was not easy to adapt to and can make an individual very sick. After a couple of days of travel, reaching the site was all worth the trip.  If I weren’t the Director of Student Life at EHS, I would want to work for the travel channel!  If you have the opportunity to get away before your school year starts, I highly recommend it.  It will revitalize you.  There is very little time left of the summer and I hope you have enjoyed every last bit of it while with us.  Good luck in your academic year! 

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