This summer changed my life. On the heels of my 29th birthday in January 2015, I decided to truly live the last year of my twenties to the fullest. I quit my job in Washington, DC, and spent the rest of 2015 traveling as much of the world as my pockets and time would allow. One of my favorite experiences was backpacking through the beautiful country of Perú with fellow Clemson alumna Soumyer Iyer ’07. We saw everything from the wetlands of the northern Amazon to the deserts of the south. The land, people and food restored in me an even greater spirit of gratitude for life. I couldn’t climb Machu Picchu and NOT represent my Clemson Tigers while showing off my Clemson volleyball vertical (which was much higher when I actually played, haha). Nonetheless, GO TIGERS!