Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Degree: B.A. Environmental Studies - Gonzaga University
Minors: History and Philosophy - Gonzaga University
Territories: Colorado, Southern California (San Luis Obispo, Fresno, and Inyo counties and everything south of that) Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma
Office projects: GEL Weekend Assistant and ILS Assistant
Favorite place in Spokane:
One feature I revel in is the Little Spokane River. The put-in is about a 30 minute drive from campus and it is one of the most serene natural settings I have ever been in. It has a meandering current that takes about 2 hours and right before the take-out you pass half a dozen houses along the bank, some of which are shaded by a dramatic willow tree; you'd swear you were amidst a Faulkner novel.
My favorite college memory:
As an Adventure Guide for GU Outdoors, we did a Guide trip at the conclusion of the Fall 2011 semester. The trip was a two-night, cross-country ski trip that had us snow-camping in the side country off Schweitzer Mountain. Prior to this trip I had neither cross country skied nor snow-camped so, needless to say, it was quite the challenge and experience. Then, six weeks later, I was fortunate enough to be in Costa Rica for a study abroad semester. Overall, a dramatic temperature adjustment to say the least.
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning
Favorite Class at Gonzaga:
Leadership & Storytelling