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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.

Can’t wait to meet you all!

Hi!  My name is Julie, and I learned about Dragons in 2015 when my daughter did a gap semester with this organization in Indonesia. I have always thought how wonderful it would be if I could do something similar…..So when I learned about this opportunity last month I was so excited!

I am 50 years old and live in the Bay Area of California. I have a degree in Biology from UCSB, and am married with two daughters. I spent 25 years in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry heading program and alliance management functions for drug development companies, and was fortunate to love my work. I left the professional world a few years back and have become a volunteer CASA (court appointed special advocate) for a youth in the foster care system. In this role I advocate for my youth at her court dates and provide a consistent adult figure in her life. This has been very rewarding and I have learned a lot!

On this adventure I am excited to have the opportunity to immerse myself in a different county and culture. I look forward to having this time to reflect on life and myself in a way that I am not easily able to do in my normal day to day life. I hope to learn more about the religions of the people, meditation, and the traditions of art that have been passed down through the generations. And, I also look forward to making new friends with my fellow travelers!

I will see you all inKathmandu!