Amara Gardner


Greenville, SC

Class Year:

N/A. I’m fresh out of the Air Force after six years as a network technician. I’ve been planning on hiking the A.T. since I enlisted, so now is my chance. I’m going to use the time on trail to journal and explore watercolor painting/ sketching. I will also be blogging for the Trek and making personal videos to have on YouTube so that my family and friends can live vicariously!

What's your major?


What are your hobbies or extracurricular activities?

During the past year, I picked up riding a motorcycle, embroidery, roller skating, and playing Pokémon Go at the park across from my house. Typically, my hobbies include drawing, watching studio vlogs, trying new food, and volunteering at horse farms.

What attracted you to Semester-A-Trail?

I was eager to have a group to start with and to have an experienced mentor to guide me since I would be winging it without them. I also enjoy the thought of having certain tasks or projects to work on along the way.

What are you most looking forward to about the program?

I’m looking forward to the things I will learn from the people around me and getting to know them!


Greenville, South Carolina