Hey guys,

My summer was great, but I am excited to be going into my Junior year! Let me give you a little idea about the things I did!

In May I participated in my first 100+ mile bike trip from USC to Santa Barbara. Total distance: 103.4 miles; total time: 09:32:00. Definitely one of the more challenging things I have ever done, but I had a blast, and my buddy Taylor kept me going the entire time. I can definitely say that I am hooked and we are currently planning another trip from Newport to San Diego.


103.4 miles later...

103.4 miles later…

At the end of May I went to Israel in the extended semester for iPodia. We spent ten days in various places around the country including Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Akko, Haifa, Tel’Aviv, Jaffa, and the Golan Heights. For more information on the course check out their site at ipodia. Below are some pictures from the trip!


Floating in the Dead Sea was awesome. You can see Jordan (the country, not me) in the back right of the photo!


Bahai Gardens, Haifa. VSA Family photo

In June I started working with a new startup called myLAB; I was actually matched with the position through a  different start-up that a friend of mine is currently working on. His start-up, called TalentTrail, acts as a bridge to connect students with internship opportunities with start-ups as well as longstanding established corporations. I highly encourage you to check them out!

Working with myLAB, I have taken on a variety of different roles. I have worked on product and project design, quality assurance, research, and marketing. It’s been a great experience and I look forward to continue my internship into the school year. myLAB’s CEO, Ursula Hessenflow, is actually a Trojan Alumni and is operating through Incubatrix, a start-up incubator through USC.

Oh… and I also went skydiving for the first time! #notscaredofheightsanymore

~12,000 ft up

~12,000 ft up

That’s all from me for now!

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