Traveling is about crossing paths with strangers and setting out on weird journeys in new, exciting parts of the world. Our team hails from different cities around the country. Ariela grew up wrestling in the streets of New Jersey and was ranked world champion youth grappler at 16. Cayman grew up shooting hoops in Oakland, CA, invited to play for the Singaporean National Basketball team by 20. Tasha grew up in Bakersfield, CA where she worked as a barista, obsessively reading National Geographic during her breaks. Traveling to college for a four-year stint was our moment to cross paths and seek new experiences together.
We met our first year at Stanford and never turned back. Since then we’ve hitch hiked across California together, found ourselves backstage at a Kanye concert, and skipped out on dead week to hike through Yosemite. We’re obsessed with each other’s passion, energy, and try-or-die attitude. 2016 is the year we graduate, the year we start our next big, post-college adventure. In the same way we came from different places to Stanford, come June, we’re all headed onto different projects in different parts of the world. The Red Bull Adventure would be one of our last hurrahs: a week to kick out all of our extra energy as a team and open our minds to what Europe has to offer.
PS – As we write this, Tasha is on the phone booking Kendrick Lamar.