Cross Country Runner Establishes Herself as a Cross-Continent Leader
LMU student-athletes Stephanie Felix and Jaide Garcia traveled to Cambodia this summer.
Oct. 11, 2011
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The following article was written by LMU women's soccer player, Jaide Garcia. She details the summer spent with women's cross country runner, Stephanie Felix, as they traveled to Cambodia for two weeks.
This past summer was anything but ordinary for cross country runner Stephanie Felix and me. Aside from athletic competition, traveling to Cambodia for two weeks was one of the highlights of our college experience and something we will never forget. The trip was planned by our club on campus called Global Exchange that Stephanie started last fall. Accompanying us were three other club members and a Professor who is from Cambodia.
The purpose of the trip was to work with a non-profit organization called Bridge of Life that was co-founded by an LMU alumnus. The organization consists of a small English school for children and a small sewing program for the local women. Our goal was to help the women build their sewing business by teaching them about marketable products and basic business duties that would help them create their own self-sustainable income. I asked Stephanie to reflect on the trip by answering a few questions.
Me: What was your main goal for going to the Bridge of Life school in Cambodia?
Me: What is the connection you find between being an athlete and a humanitarian?
Me: What was the most shocking thing that you encountered while on the trip?
Me: What is your favorite memory from Cambodia?
Me: As the President of the club and a leader on the trip, how did you deal with changes and troubles that you encountered while there?
Me: What are your future plans on working with non-profits?
Stephanie is graduating in the spring and plans on continuing to host events on campus with her club Global Exchange.