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Photo by Benjamin Swift, Andes & Amazon Semester.


Hi guys, I’m from Washington, D.C. I grew up skiing and hiking in Virginia, so I’m a big fan of the outdoors. I also play softball, and on weekends I’m a host at a restaurant.

In the past few years I’ve started to travel a lot, so I thought a gap year would be the perfect opportunity to travel more before I go to the University of Rochester next year. I am planning on studying physics (maybe astrophysics) and continue to study Spanish. I chose this trip because I have never been to South America, and I’m hoping to improve my Spanish.

I’m also a big fan of wearing Chacos with socks so I’m excited to be in an environment where that is socially acceptable.

See you all soon!