Sumer Shaikh is a recent graduate with a degree in International Development and Social. She has always had a passion for traveling through her family, and journaling the people, stories, and places that she encountered. She began her solo traveling half way through university, spending a semester in Amman, Jordan and the following summer in Indonesia. She plans to embark on many more plane-bound adventures, while continuing to pursue her academic interests in gender and environmental studies. She leads her life by asking herself two imperatives questions: (1) Will it give you a good story? (2) Will you live to tell it?