My name is Alya Kingsland and I am a student studying Environmental Science and Economics with a minor in Business. I was born and raised in Istanbul,Turkey and I owe my passion towards my education to the beautiful environment I grew up in.
I am currently a Sophomore here at Whittier College and hope to further my education in Environmental Science and Economics with this exciting trip to Costa Rica. I am very interested in the connection between our environment and business and how nations incorporate the both to grow. I know without a doubt Costa Rica will be as beautiful as the country I grew up in, and will educate and inspire me in so many ways. I am also excited for the possibility of seeing cute animals. Fingers crossed for sloth sightings.