First Name: Stevo
Last Name: Gardner
Hometown: Born in Chicago, but I call Portland, Oregon home
2021 will be my 1st year at Vega:
Hobbies/favorite activities: Stage managing and tour managing in theatre, climbing up rocks, bicycling down mountains, traveling and exploring new cities.
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: (I figured this was a question for returning staff about the Vega summer, but I wasn’t sure) Finding work/productivity in Portugal without a work visa while stuck in the country during the pandemic.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: Surrounded by the right people, you can find joy and positivity in some very challenging times.
What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am excited to get back to the summer camp and outdoor adventure industries that I have missed so much during the pandemic. Oh, and also being able to give high fives again.
First Name: Maria Jose
Last Name: Aguilar Jara
Hometown: Veracruz, Mexico
Current grade: 3rd year
School: Universidad Veracruzana
2021 will be my first year at Vega
Hobbies/favorite activities: I love playing flag football, volleyball, dance and having fun with my friends
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: the hardest part was getting used to the new normal
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned that we need to live and enjoy life. We need to enjoy the fresh air and the outside, because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
I’m so excited to meet all the staff and the campers, have fun and enjoy the summer
First Name: Monserrat
Last Name: Figueroa
Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico
Current grade: Senior Year of College
School: Tecnologico de Monterrey
2021 will be my FIRST year at Vega
Hobbies/favorite activities: Love doing sports, cooking and enjoy outdoor activities
What was the hardest part about summer 2020: not being able to see my family, do outside sports and travel.
Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: To appreciate life and health, taking care of my beloved ones, oh and also cooking
What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: Going to Vega and meet you all!
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