Hi Everyone! My name is Maddie and I am a senior and am a communications major. I live in North Jersey and love to be outdoors. I also love to travel with my family and just went to my 36th and 37th country this past summer. I am taking this class because while I did need another GQ, it interested me that it is not your typical math class. I am super interested in learning more about sustainable travel. Because I’ve been lucky enough to travel so much, I have seen firsthand the impact of tourism on other countries. It interests me to gain knowledge on economic development and the growth of other countries, specifically impoverish ones. Here is an interesting article I found by the New York Times about sustainable travel. Lastly, I’ve attached a picture below of myself at Rainbow Mountain in Peru this past summer! I hiked for five to days to see this colorful mountain range produced by the weathering of sedimentary mineral layers.