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The Person behind
Hi again !!
I'm Derya, like 'Sarah' with a 'D' -- lover of all things to do with the outdoors and adventurer at heart. I am passionate about the environment and human rights and am currently pursuing something to do with environmental law. I hesitate putting the phrase "career in environmental law" because practicing law in the traditional understanding of this role, is not for me. I full-heartedly believe that a life outdoors is a life well-lived (thanks REI); therefore, anything I do is first-and-foremost centered around being outdoors. Photography, rock climbing, skiing (of any type), hiking, backpacking, camping, bird-watching, yoga, running, tree admiring, and coffee consumption are everyday pursuits. But, I am always down for trying something new! I'll be starting yoga teacher training at the end of this year, and have another mountaineering course starting in September.
I grew up in sunny Colorado (*hence one of the reasons I LOVE sunshine) and currently reside in beautiful Switzerland. For the past couple of years, I have been based in Geneva where I just finished my masters degree, focusing on environment, resources, and sustainability. However, wherever I go and no matter what I do, I will always continue to pursue my love for photography. One of my favourite things about photography is that it has given me a very special and unique way to connect with the people that I know and love, and the ability to fall in love with complete strangers. I love building connections with people, and what better place to do that then in the great outdoors?
So for whatever your adventure might be, drop me a line and let's go!