My name is Lindsey Taylor. I’m 25. In May 2017 I graduated with an undergraduate degree in biology with a focus in environmental science. I’m an adventurer, a musician, an optimist, a motivator, and a writer. I love to laugh, live outside, and explore new places, be they in my backyard or halfway around the globe. But most importantly, I love to learn.
My passion for learning is what drives me to adventure and travel. In January 2017, I joined 14 other Gustavus classmates traveling to Tanzania on the eastern coast of Africa as part of a course called Natural History and Conservation in Tanzania. It was the most eye-opening and thought-provoking experience of my life, and it was the inspiration for starting The Curiosity Chronicles. I want to be able to share the things I am learning over the years so that I can start making a small difference in this changing world.
Since that January, I have spent three more summers in Alaska, driven through Canada and the western US four times, lived in Colorado for a winter season, reached Utqiagvik, the northernmost town in the Untied States, and traveled throughout New Zealand for ten weeks. Through periods of confusion and discouragement, I continue to learn and find happiness wherever I am. And I have learned a lot about myself and the world around me.
This year I am starting an M.S. professional degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. COVID-19 has changed life for all of us, but I am excited to continue my education this year and graduate on time next summer in 2021.
Sometimes I still feel as though I’m stumbling through life. But aren’t we all?