Twice in 2015, I traveled to Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front to study the history and geography of the region; two things that my teacher, Rick Graetz, said cannot be separated.
I traveled with The University of Montana Forestry Program as an International Sustainability Fellow to study sustainable tourism in Zambia and Botswana. We spent our time at Mosi-ao-Tunia National Park, Victoria Falls World Heritage Site, and the Okavango Delta of Chobe National Park.
This is where I live. My own little slice of Seattle. I feel thankful to live in a place where I can draw inspiration every day.
I had never been out of the country before, aside from Canada, so the only thing I could say when presented with the opportunity was ‘yes.’ I traveled with students from the UM School of Journalism and reported on forest conservation, education in remote villages, tribal displacement, and captive elephants.