Talk Title: How I Found Myself While Lost in the Wilderness
Sylka is currently finishing her senior year at Battle Mountain High School. She grew up in Vail, CO and has lived there for her whole life. She was sent to a therapeutic wilderness program her freshman year of high school due to her depression, and from this experience, she became interested in raising awareness of mental health. She loves being outdoors, it is one of the few things that truly makes her happy. Her wilderness experience has changed her life and has been the most significant step she has taken to becoming the person she is today. She has applied to various colleges and in the next chapter of her life, she hopes to study psychology at a university where she can be involved in the community and also keep in touch with the outdoors.