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Alexa’s Intro :)

Hey everyone,

I just got back home to San Diego, California from a month-long internship in Barcelona, Spain. I’m pumped for my next adventure with you! I am finishing my junior year of high school, preparing for senior year, completing college applications, and all that other fun stuff. This trip will help me take my mind off of all that for a bit, and reinforce myself.

The outdoors has always been a part of my life in different ways. Recently (2 years ago) I started backpacking and camping in the southwestern U.S. National Parks; and it has been my biggest outlet and favorite hobby since.

I love learning about different cultures, social/environmental justice, human rights and equity. Other things I enjoy are Netflix (Friends, That 70’s Show, American Horror Story, La Casa de Papel, and the list goes on), basketball (any sports really but this is the one I’m mostly into), traveling, hiking, camping/backpacking, and spending time with friends and family.

My favorite quote from Why We Travel is “There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor”.

For the other assignments, I read Climate Change Could Destroy His Home in Peru, which was interesting to read about the legal systems’ response with the effects of climate change and the process of how to deal with the harm that’s done, due to climate change or acts that greatly impact the planet negatively. I also watched the documentary film of Hija de la Laguna, I thought it was pretty cool to see the day to day life of people in different parts of Peru and Bolivia and how they live in a community so connected to its land. But, it made me upset to see others’ indifference for the care of the environment.

Ya los quiero conocer,

Alexa Wells