My name is Ruby Carvajal. I am 19 years old and I’m from Cedar Park, Texas. I just graduated from Cedar Park High School. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about helping others. When I was given the opportunity to be a YAV, I instantly knew this was the path I wanted to pursue. After my year of YAV I will continue to go to school to become a pediatric nurse. I believe being a part of YAV and being in Arizona will give me insight on working with others of different socioeconomic levels. I hope to gain the experience of working with others in sometimes stressful or difficult situations. I hope this will open my eyes to seeing the world through someone else’s life and their perspective.