I am a born and raised Texan and have called beautiful Austin my home for about 7 years. A passion for nature and science led me to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology with a minor in Spanish and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management. I love to travel and see the wonders our world has to offer. Sadly, travel has not always been a fun experience for me. As a life long sufferer of Crohn’s disease, travel of any kind or duration has been, and still can be, a daunting ordeal. A lifetime of constant anxiety has caused me to develop several phobias and have a general apprehension of anything out of my normal routine. Developing a yoga and meditation practice has helped me to control my symptoms and push myself beyond my comfort zone.
As an adult, I have taken several trips including spending two glorious weeks in Europe. After years of sitting at home, reading about the amazing adventures and discoveries of others, the time has come for me to leave my cubicle life behind and experience my own adventures while I discover the world for myself. I will no longer be held back by my fears. I will travel the globe and use the knowledge I have acquired to help others and the environment. I will continue to better myself by learning from other cultures and pursuing activities that once sparked a passion inside me, like writing and photography. Join me on this journey through life while I trek our amazing planet to taste local cuisines, live like the natives and document the marvels on this incredible blue dot we call home.