Meet Authrene: ASP Lead Summer Steward

image1What has been your favorite travel destination, why? 

Costa Rica. Not only because of the rainforest and coastal beauty but the love within Costa Rican culture is so unique.

How old were you when you went on your first international trip? 


When traveling, what’s your “must-see”?

Any markets/vendors, live music/dancing, and food!

Describe a time when you went outside of your comfort zone while traveling.

-Zip lining through the rainforest in Costa Rica-amazing!

Describe your most memorable restaurant experience while traveling.

In Mexico City my friends and I got a little off of our path and ended up in a very not touristy area, but we found a local little house who had an attached restaurant (basically their dining room) and had the best home cooked soup and tortillas ever.

What’s remaining on your travel bucket list?

I want to go somewhere that doesn’t speak English or Spanish (languages I know) as well as travel abroad with my mother.


What is your favorite seat on an airplane?


What do you love about Michigan?

After being here almost a year I love the wide array of cities here, there’s farmland in the middle of nowhere but also Detroit and almost everywhere in between.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Veterinarian and Teacher

Best way to pack your bag? Roll or fold?

Fold! – with vacuum bags.

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