Coming and going

Hi, it's me. Writing to you, back in the United States. Leaving the islands was hard. I was excited to come home but I could not imagine being away from the place I knew and loved without knowing when I would return. It was especially hard to leave knowing all the responsibilities waiting for me … Continue reading Coming and going

El último mes

After spring break, my 2nd to last course began. Families were visiting, people starting talking about home, and before we knew it there was only 6 weeks left in the Galapagos. Back to class! My next class was Marine Ecosystem Based Management. I was not sure what to expect since all of the classes in … Continue reading El último mes

Island Hopping: Galapagos Archipelago

Spring Break!!!! Yes, we had a spring break while being here. And it was AMAZING. My last class was on March 15th and I left on the 16th for Santa Cruz, the most populated island. I did not come back to San Cristobal until March 24th because I had the whole week free. I went … Continue reading Island Hopping: Galapagos Archipelago

Living on the enchanted islands: college student edition

Hola & Hello! I am writing this post right before my last class here begins. It has been an amazing experience and incredibly life changing. I miss a lot of things about home, but I really do enjoy my life here a lot. I cannot believe I only have 3 more weeks left. Here's a … Continue reading Living on the enchanted islands: college student edition

Travelers illness(es), snorkeling, and scuba diving

¡Hola! Okay, I know...It has really been awhile this time. But hey, I am living on island time now! Sunset on Playa Mann (Photo By: Kayelyn Smith) It has been a wild ride so far here on San Cristobal in the Galapagos. I have learned so much about the island, the wildlife, and the locals. … Continue reading Travelers illness(es), snorkeling, and scuba diving

Ecuador: ¡Estoy Aqui!

Hola! I am beginning my journey abroad in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. This semester, I will be participating in the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) program with Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). I will be taking five courses that are divided into 3-week modules: Techniques of Marine Research 1, … Continue reading Ecuador: ¡Estoy Aqui!

And so it begins…

Hello friends, family, and anyone who seems to have found their way here!As my undergraduate career continues, so does my exploration for adventure and opportunities.  I have created this page for the purpose of sharing all of this in one place.  I hope you enjoy following my journey... In case you do not know me, I … Continue reading And so it begins…