Hi, my name is Doris Yuan. I’m currently a rising junior in The Webb Schools of California in Claremont. I grew up in Nanjing, which is a historic city in southern China (great food!). This expedition owns many factors that drew my attention, and the first one is the fact that this is an Arctic expedition, as travel to the Polar regions has always been on the top of my list. Also I like to see polar animals and plants. One of my biggest interests is animal and plant life, with aspects that correspond with the environment, and participating in this expedition allows me to not only develop my interest with exploration, but also bring changes in my community. Moreover, I can be involved in the Arctic community and immersed in a new cultural atmosphere, which is both traditional and innovative.