Iris Raquel Narváez Salgado
Youth Ambassador and volunteer
Iris has been a dedicated leader in her community and a top student in her region of the country. She comes from a very remote part of Nicaragua with few opportunities to grow. Iris was chosen by Youth Ambassadors and three other students from the country to represent Nicaragua in a youth summit on leadership. Her family consists of her mother, father, and two sisters. They make their living from agriculture and, despite hardship, have raised three young women forged in values of dedication, understanding, and hard work. Iris has outstanding grades. She volunteers at “The Telethon” for the ACCESS Program, which develops projects to help the community.
“Learning English and studying at UWC Costa Rica has enabled me to change the way I look at things. It has allowed me to go beyond my limits, learn from others, and learn about myself. I have developed new skills and become a more extroverted and self-confident person.”