2010 Scholar

Sierra R. Gladfelter
Temple University

Sierra R. Gladfelter
Sierra has had a deep love for wilderness ever since she rode a llama from Canada to Mexico as a three year-old on the Continental Divide Trail. Now a sophomore studying visual anthropology and environmental studies at Temple University, Sierra is pursuing a career in non-profit work. As a freshman, Sierra founded an outdoor club where she teaches students the importance of appreciating all degrees of the natural world. Sierra has worked as a guide leading teenagers cross-country through the New Mexican desert and has backpacked, kayaked and long-distance cycled in over a dozen countries. Sierra enjoys writing poetry and recording the world’s beauty through her camera and pen.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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