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Andean priest and spiritual leader, Don Fabian Champi Apaza. Photo by Tom Pablo, Andes & Amazon Semester.


Hello, I’m Charlie Lamendola and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. This year I graduated high school a semester early and have been out of school for a few weeks now. I am still deciding where I want to go to college next year, but I do know I want to study environmental science and sustainability. I have a strong passion for fly fishing and hiking, and that is where my draw to environmental science comes from. I am very excited to have this opportunity to explore Peru and Bolivia this semester. I cannot wait to meet and go through this journey with all of you!