Born in Hong Kong, Sydney spent her early years there before moving to Toronto, Canada to ride polar bears to school. Then, after spending four years at boarding school in the dank Connecticut woods, she decided to give the more temperate West Coast a chance and arrived at USC. An avid traveler, she has a passion for pursuing outdoor adventures all over the world, from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, to waking up to singing gibbons in the Laotian rainforest, to working as a horseback riding trail guide in Western Australia. When she's not out on the trail, you can find Sydney reading, eating butternut squash mac and cheese from Trader Joes, or planning her next travels.