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

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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

Week 2, 3, & 4: Middle of the World, Coast of Ecuador, Baños, and Quilotoa!

¡Hola amigos! I am officially done with my first class! I know what some of you are thinking...already?! My classes are three week modules, so I am only taking one course at a time. My first course was Techniques of Marine Research I, which was a great introduction to marine science. At Juniata, most of … Continue reading Week 2, 3, & 4: Middle of the World, Coast of Ecuador, Baños, and Quilotoa!

Orientation Week: ¿hablo español?

¡Saludos de Ecuador! I have had my first few weeks here in Ecuador and I am finally starting to feel more comfortable. The first week was very difficult. It was definitely over stimulation at its finest and I want to give a shout out to the people who watched me cry when it was too … Continue reading Orientation Week: ¿hablo español?

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…