Hi! I am Erika Hansen. I am a sophomore at Pennsbury High School, where I play goalie for the JV soccer team. I was actually the captain of the JV team this year. I am also on the submersible robotics team. However, I do not, in fact, know how to build a robot. I play soccer for YMS (Yardley Makefield Soccer), as I have for my whole life, again as a goalie. At the moment I am considering pursuing environmental science in the future. Nonetheless, I love any kind of science which is why I am so excited to be participating in TRIP this year!
Some of my other interests include reading, my favorite genres being science fiction and historical fiction books. I also do CrossFit. I love the outdoors and travel often, so I have been to many national parks, like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Arcadia, as well as other countries like England and Costa Rica. I like to hike, bike, kayak, and to do most anything as long as it is outside. In the surrounding area some of my favorite places to enjoy nature are the kayaking on the Delaware River and hiking on Baldpate Mountain. On a related note, I am SCUBA certified (since the summer of 2016) and have been on 20+ dives in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. Finally, I am very outgoing, loud, and talkative, often much to the dismay of my twin sister. I have an older brother as well.