Hometown: Pomona, CA
Can’t travel without: A good book
Although my extended family is large, I have spent my life with my close-knit family of four. My parent’s names are Ron and Karen Dean and my older brother is Alex. I have lived in Southern California my entire life. Nearly the entirety of my travel experiences has been spent throughout the American West, so I am both excited and anxious about spending an entire semester on the move. I’m with a great group of people, however, and am thrilled to meet more along the way.
I’m a bit of a bookworm and am pleased that the Around-the-World Semester® places a strong emphasis on the study of literature and its relation to the human existence. It is amazing that I will be able to read books that are so immersed in the cultures that I will be embracing. I am looking forward to that first flight, when I can hopefully relax by reading either a required text or one of my favorite books.