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
SNC science student Nicole Lutkemuller, a junior majoring in Environmental Science and Ecology, showed that she could identify lodge pole pines on satellite images from the wavelengths of light reflecting off the trees’ needles.
I found ceramics. I enrolled in the class, bought a wheel three weeks later, and took off from there.
I have been offered two internships while at SNC which will help me on my journey to achieve my dreams. When I came here, all I knew was that I wanted to work with people, but my teachers and courses at SNC have helped me narrow it down to one solid profession: I want to eventually work as a wilderness therapist.