First Name: Michele
Last Name: Lachner
Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida
Current grade: Graduate Student
School: Arizona State University Online
2021 will be my First year at Vega:
Hobbies/favorite activities: Some of my favorite hobbies are reading, writing my own fictional stories, playing soccer, running, traveling, and spending time with family.
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: The hardest part of summer 2020 was not traveling or going to Maine for the first time since I was nine years old.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: One thing that I have learned during the pandemic/summer 2020 is having to adjust to change and making the best of unfavorable circumstances.
What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am excited to meet people from all over the world, try new things, and create bonds that will last for a long time.
First Name: Emily
Last Name: Pyle
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Current grade: Final year at University
School: Stellenbosch University
2021 will be my ___first__ year at Vega:
Hobbies/favorite activities: I love travel, theatre and being outdoors! Additionally, I love reading, volunteering and working with children.
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: It was difficult having to leave my friends at University, move back home and work online. It was very difficult not being able to leave the house, even for exercise, due to South Africa’s strict lockdown policies.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: During the pandemic I spent a lot of time learning about art through online art workshops as well as yoga.
What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am so excited to meet all the campers and staff, and to make the most of every day in order to create an unforgettable summer!