Merika is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Journalism and English with a minor in History. Originally from California but raised in the Great Plains of Nebraska, she grew up traveling uncharted roads with her family and developed a love of visual storytelling from being surrounded by diverse cultures and lands. Her passion for film and technology only curates her need for innovation and consistently strives to improve her skills so that she is able to correctly justify any story she tells. Currently, she is studying for her part 107 Drone Pilot certification and is practicing with 360 video on a documentary surrounding her native ancestry. She is thrilled to be working on the Platte Basin Timelapse project so future generations have a chance to see the world that exists today.