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Introducing myself


My name is Aida and I use she/her pronouns. I look forward to meeting you all and exploring Lake Superior!

I am writing this from California where I am visiting family but I live in Hanover, NH and grew up in Vermont. I will be a senior next year and outside of school I dance and love to hike, swim, and be in the natural world. I also love art of all kinds, including music, visual art, and fashion.

I wanted to do this program partially because I have traveled a great deal to other countries but haven’t spent much time exploring the US, in particular I have never been to this part of the country. I have lived in New Zealand (Aotearoa) at different times in my life since I was seven because my mom leads an Anthropology-focused foreign studies program there through her work. I also was interested in the Good Life program because I have learned a lot from Māori people (the indigenous peoples of NZ) that I have met and learning about their issues regarding land, water, and food sovereignty has always interested me.

Can’t wait to meet everyone!