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Photo by Kendall Marianacci, Nepal Semester.

Student Bio

Hey, My name is Jake.

I’ve lived in DC pretty much all of my life. I graduated from high school last June and will be attending the University of Vermont this fall. I’ve been working at a movie theater in downtown DC for much of my gap year.

I love to go on hikes with my border collie. I’m also a big follower of basketball. I am a big reader, I typically read novels, but I’ve been very interested in Buddhism ever since last summer and have been reading books on it, so I am very excited to spend time at the Buddhist monastery. I’ve traveled a lot in my life but have never spent more than two weeks in a destination or even fully immersed myself in the culture, so I’m excited for this opportunity to try something new.

I’m looking forward to this trip, I love hiking and being outdoors but have never done anything the magnitude of the Himalayas.

Look forward to seeing you