Ello Poppet!

Isabella is the name (Name sign I on left shoulder) but go by Izzy almost everywhere. Born hearing and raised by two wonderful Deaf parents in the heart of America. I am therefore a CODA (Child Of Deaf Adult).

Growing up I didn’t have a gorgeous mountain to hike or a beautiful beach to surf only a yellow brick road to walk. Nevertheless,¬†being outside was something I found myself constantly doing. Whether it involved playing hide and seek till bedtime, to rollerblading all over town, to trail running…Outside. Period. Is my happy place.

I graduated from The University of Kansas in December 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Applied Behavioral Science (Yes…I am analyzing your behavior right now).

On April 1st, 2017 I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail. The trail is 2,190 miles long starting in Georgia and ending in Maine. It took me 150 days and I recorded every day of my adventure in the Appalachian Trail Tab.

My current adventure started on January 19, 2018.  This adventure involves serving 27 months in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps. Along with my love for the outdoors, my love of service, cultures, and languages falls next in line. This is exactly what the Peace Corps is about. Promoting world peace and friendship in third world countries. I will record as much as possible during these next two years in the Peace Corps tab.

If you are curious as to who the heck “Ozzy” is, since I only mentioned myself here…Ozzy is my Osprey Aura backpack. I have a strange knack for naming objects and acting like they have their own personality. (Just go with it okay?) Sassy Sasha is my Honda Civic. Santiago, my sexy black Suzuki Boulevard. And Sebastian my wise coffee mug are some just to name a few. I am pleased now to add Ozzy, who I plan to take on multiple adventures with me…He is the newest member, so please welcome him!

Much Love,

Iz and Oz