Cristina is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Journalism and Environmental Studies. Her childhood passions of riding bikes, collecting rocks and watching sunsets have led to a deeper appreciation for the importance of protecting our planet’s fragile areas. Cristina is still an avid biker, rock climber and backpacker and hopes to use writing, photography and video to inspire more people to get outdoors.
Posted on October 30, 2015
The Platte Basin will always hold a special spot in my trove of nostalgic places. It’s where I’ve grown up and fallen in love with being outside. After the multi-basin experience of this past summer, though, I’ve learned to appreciate all river basins more. I respect the power a basin can possess, recognize the necessity of conserving these areas, and can relate to the determination with which a river ceaselessly moves forward.