Megan has moved a total of 50 minutes *39 minutes without traffic * away from home to attend USC and study Geology and Environmental Studies. Born in Simi Valley, California she has been fortunate enough to explore the beautiful mountains of SoCal. Her main hobbies include soccer and backpacking. She also really enjoys waking up at 5:30 am to work out, finish up any last minute homework, drink coffee, and watch the sunrise (Don’t let that make you think she is incredibly boring—she’s only partially boring). In high school, she was introduced to backpacking through a teacher, whom actually took her on a backpacking trip as a graduation present. It’s like Peaks and Professors was made for her, right?! She has since then trekked the John Muir Trail, a 211-mile thru hike in the Happiest Place on Earth (the Sierra Nevada Mountains—not Disneyland). The thought of leading hikes for her fellow pupils makes her happier than ever, so go hike with her!!