• Emily Nelson

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Emily's Bio:
    I am a senior majoring in communication and minoring in photography. The College of St. Scholastica has been a great place for me to be throughout my college journey. I am fascinated by the world and am currently studying abroad at Regent's University London in England. I live for the little things and the adventures I stumble upon everyday. In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, listening to and writing music, taking pictures, and exploring.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

A I N L [ 1 ]

Today, I returned from a seven day and six night sea kayaking trip in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore [AINL]. I, along with three other guides from The College of St. Scholastica’s Outdoor Pursuit program, led a group of 12 boy scouts and their five chaperones for the week. We explored Sand Island to begin and ended up being stranded there for an extra day and night due to unfavorable and dangerous travel conditions. Lake Superior is indeed the boss, and she made it very clear that we would not be traveling Wednesday, the day we planned to paddle from Sand Island to Oak Island. Although the weather prevented us from making it to four out of the five islands we planned on visiting, we created the opportunity for these 17 individuals to step out of their comfort zone, experience something new, explore new territory, and to return to the mainland safely and in one piece. They were grateful for our care, generosity, and leadership, and I, in return, was grateful for their patience, flexibility, and passion. I am so very glad I had the opportunity to lead such an extraordinary group of people. I can only hope they enjoyed the week as much as I did.

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