Patricia Pendon, 15, is a current 10th grader at Holy Name of Mary Secondary School. She is an avid reader, a developing writer, and a major Korean-pop enthusiast. She is passionate about learning and embracing new cultures. Patricia enjoys the beauty of nature and is interested in gaining knowledge about its evolution from the past to modern day. She is curious about the workings of the world and hopes that through this experience, she will discover more regarding the anthropogenic effects on our environment and how to lessen these. Patricia aims to encourage the youth to participate in world issues surrounding climate and to make a difference. As the newspaper liaison of her school’s Green Team, she hopes to share her adventures with Students on Ice to students and peers. Through this expedition, she plans to inform and educate herself while having the luxury to travel rather than being in a classroom. Patricia is looking forward to embarking in the SOI 2014 Expedition and learning new skills, meeting people from various countries, as well as uncovering the Arctic.