Kristin Fioretti

Yorktown Heights, New York

My name is Kristin Fioretti-Reterski and I am a graduate student at the University of Virginia studying public policy. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. My time at UVM taught me the importance of adventure and going where I never thought possible; from being the first person in my family to graduate college to traveling abroad for the first time. My passion is to never stop exploring, and since leaving UVM I have served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, lived and worked in New York City, and traveled the world. In July, I will be studying to become a certified yoga-therapy based teacher at Tavoos Garden in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This trip combines everything that I love about yoga, devotion, and challenging myself through self-discipline and awareness.

Kristin Fioretti's Adventure Scholarship was generously sponsored by Jackie Hawks.

My Core Values

  1. Never forget where you come from
  2. Conquer one fear every day
  3. Cultivate empathy and generosity
  4. Live humbly and passionately
  5. Embrace the many experiences that brought you to where you are today
  6. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself
  7. Fail well, fail often and get back up
  8. Believe in hope and work to inspire it in others
  9. Fight to love yourself in your darkest moments

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