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Hi Everyone!

Hi everyone! My name is Anya, and I am from Jacksonville, Florida. I am new to backpacking and camping, but I love the outdoors and have always enjoyed random sports like pole vaulting. I love all things water-related, so I am super excited to start the semester on the river and jump into some hot springs!

I am really interested in food studies and sustainable eating, so I look forward to learning about food justice and farming. So far, the only vegetable I have successfully grown is lettuce in a bowl of water, but hopefully that can change. Cooking and baking are also some of my favorite things to do, so I can’t wait to share a few fun recipes with you! Another part of the trip I am excited about is stargazing in a clear sky and learning to identify constellations.

Some of my favorite shows are The Great British Bake Off and The Good Place, which I’m convinced guessed the afterlife right, and I’ve recently become a Taylor Swift fan again. I’ve spent the last few months exploring nature around where I live, but I’m ready for a change of scenery and to learn all about the West!

Can’t wait to meet you guys in a couple weeks!