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Madagascar

Hey guys!

I’m Jennie, I’m 18 years old and just finished high school this past Spring. Over the Summer I worked for Rocky Mountain Youth Corps on a trail crew in Colorado for 10 weeks. It was great living out of my tent and be with people from different parts of their lives, but I did get lost one night and nearly lost my mind. Turned out I was only like ¼ mile from my tent but I still consider it my ‘near death experience.’

I grew up in Steamboat Springs CO skiing and playing soccer, but having had five previous concussions I couldn’t play soccer my senior year. My mom is from the Netherlands so my family would go back to visit family about once a year. I plan to do a work away in the Netherlands this winter working possibly on a farm but also to improve my Dutch. My parents raised my sister and I in a world of cherishing the wilderness and taking every opportunity to go backpacking or hiking, so I’m really excited to see how the wilderness in Colorado compares to the vast diversity of a place like Madagascar. I really love sharing music, although I lack musical talent even though I was a band nerd through high school. I also recently became a bookworm in the past few years and don’t think I’ll ever go back to my days of ‘reading’ Seventeen magazine (mostly just smelling the perfume samples).

I have been looking forward to this Dragons trip for the past year and now the countdown is coming to an end so I can’t wait to meet you guys!!

-Jennie