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Zoey Hoffman Tells Us About Her Trip to Costa Rica to Volunteer

Zoey Hoffman Tells Us About Her Trip to Costa Rica to Volunteer

Update: 2019-02-20
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“It’s going to push you to see the world a different way and make you a better person” - Zoey Hoffman 


Davenport University undergraduate Zoey Hoffman is the first student on the show that went abroad specifically to volunteer, and I'm surprised it took so long to get someone on that went this route, as it is an increasingly popular option. 


Zoey is the second cheerleader we've had on the show, but is the first student that was actually recruited to do it. Yes, they recruit cheerleaders (I did not know this)! So in addition to discussing her time volunteering, Zoey also gives us a glimpse into the life of competitive of cheerleading. 

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Zoey Hoffman Tells Us About Her Trip to Costa Rica to Volunteer

Zoey Hoffman Tells Us About Her Trip to Costa Rica to Volunteer