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MY GOAL IN LIFE IS TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AND SHARE THE MESSAGE OF SUSTAINABILITY.

I grew up on the water of the New Jersey Shore and felt connected to our Earth from an early age. My parents showed me their love of travel and adventure through boat trips on the Barnegat Bay and going to Florida and the Caribbean multiple times each year.

My passion for pursuing sustainability began when my childhood home flooded from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. It shocked me to understand that carbon emissions contribute to climate change, causing a rise in warmer, higher seas, and unusual weather patterns that led to the formation of Sandy. The next year, I went on a volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic to help with conservation efforts and fell in love with our Earth. 

This tragedy motivated me to attend Montclair State University and pursue my academics in Sustainability Science. My perseverance and passion for the subject led me to complete both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in only 4 years at the age of 22 years old.

While at university, I studied abroad in Vietnam to study the effects of climate change on the Mekong Delta and was awarded a scholarship to complete my Master’s degree at the University of Graz, Austria.

During my studies, I traveled solo to over 25 countries in Europe and Asia and fell in love with traveling the world. Being a solo female traveler during this time was empowering and I want to help others do it too. Through travel, we open ourselves up to unique experiences, build social relationships, and have the opportunity to learn and grow.

Currently, I am traveling Latin and South America as a Photographer with Selina, a global hotel chain while video editing for YouTubers and executing strategic marketing for businesses. 

Follow me on my adventures on my Instagram and blog where I write about local experiences, travel tips & guides, and personal travel stories.  

“THE BEAUTY OF LIFE IS TO EXPERIENCE YOURSELF.” 

 
WRITTEN BY RACHEL FRITZ