It wasn’t until the end of my sophomore year of high school when I realized I couldn’t live without the mountains. When it was time to apply to colleges, I made sure every school I applied too was located near the mountains. During my research, I stumbled upon Sierra Nevada College.
It was hard for me to find the right place to go to school. I attended five community colleges, and traveled the world trying to find my niche. Sierra Nevada College seems like it was made for me. I can pursue my passions of rock climbing, skiing, and backpacking, while obtaining a degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science
Picking up a crayon at a young age, I knew art was a passion but, during my adolescence, I never pursued art because my schools were focused on math, science, and English. I was never interested in college until I found SNC
Since middle school my passion for capturing life has grown, changed, and formed into what it is today. I spend my free time in the outdoors, snowboarding, skateboarding, backpacking. You name it, I’ll try it or already have
Being a full-time local here in Lake Tahoe has been more than a blessing for me, and being able to continue my schooling career here at SNC has been one too.
I decided to move to Tahoe because I could not think of a more beautiful place to go to school, and because of the snow, of course. I am studying Sustainability because our society needs to find better ways to sustain itself than by creating nuclear waste dumps and sanctioning away oil from other countries.
As a kindergartener, I remember choosing to write left-handed. I felt my unordinary name should be distinguished with an unordinary style, thus writing left-handed. Let that style grow for two decades.
Today I ski, love life, love my family, and strive to do everything that opens my eyes wide and makes me smile.
I joined a robotics team in high school, which led me to choose mechanical engineering as my first major when I went to UCSD. My enthusiasm for engineering waned after a couple of years, but my love for the outdoors never did. So, after a short attempt at being an economics major, which built up my interest in running my own business, I transferred to SNC as an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship major.
The search of who I really am is still underway in this new chapter at Sierra Nevada College, trying out a path of Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship, but the answers only lie in the depths of myself, in no one else, no matter how hard I pry. I thrive for me, and constantly wonder where my boots will take me next. I am just a girl in the world that strives for options and opportunities: I’m simply me.