Hello! My name is Anna Joy Ryan, and I am from beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I am 17 years old and will be graduating from high school at the end of June. In 2019, I will be studying the Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in BC, in order to pursue my dream of becoming a medical counsellor. I love being in nature; going for walks, running, and hiking with friends and family. Living on the West Coast of BC, I have grown up sailing on the sea, going for hikes in lush forests, and observing the magnificence of BC’s mountains. Beyond BC, I have not experienced any other part of Canada’s natural beauty, and so I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to be able journey to the Arctic and Canada’s northern borders with Students On Ice!