Born in Odessa, Texas; currently residing and studying at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
As a student at TXState, Angelika is majoring in Geography-Resource and Environmental Studies. She will be entering her senior year in the fall and will graduate in May. After graduation, she plans to ride her bicycle from Texas to Canada and back, and then pursue a Masters Degree in graduate school. When asked where she plans to go to graduate school and what she plans to study, she is not certain yet but she is currently considering pursuing a Water Resources degree somewhere in the Midwest. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, biking, geocaching, rock climbing, toobing, swimming, tennis, meditating, and hopefully trail building after the summer.
During her senior year of studies, she looks forward to writing her Honors thesis with a focus on humanitarian aid at the U.S./Mexico border and generally just living it up with her boyfriend, friends, and family. She chose to pursue an internship with SCA because several professors at her university recommended it, her love for the outdoors, and because she hopes it will serve as a step into a career in the parks or forest system. Despite the tough manual labor, little experience, ticks and poison ivy, the beauty of Virginia and the company she keeps has erased any anxiety she may have felt entering this experience.