Sierra is a junior studying international business and Spanish at Saint Louis University-Madrid. Aside from forgetting to call her parents, Sierra spends her time traveling, hiking, sending dog pictures to her friends, and telling dad jokes.
Sierra ZimaThe Earth houses many different species, and one of them is the shark. There are over 465 recorded species of sharks that are swimming in our oceans, and the shark species in general has been around f...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaJealousy can be pretty ugly. It can lead to distrust, lower self confidence, and a ruined relationship. For a basic definition, “jealousy is a complex emotion that encompasses feelings ranging fro...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaAs I celebrate one year of living in Spain, I can reflect on all of the challenges I've overcome. I struggled with the language when I first got here, but now, I feel more confident speaking in Spanis...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaIt's the first day of class. You head to your lecture hall or classroom or lab a little bit early so that you can get a good seat. When you enter the room, there are several possible seating options. ...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaThe Earth isn’t doing so well right now. The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is increasing, trapping more heat energy and increasing the Earth's temperature. Extreme weather, rising sea...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaWhile some people may find it gruesome, I find true crime incredibly interesting. True crime is defined as a non-fiction literary and film genre in which the author examines an actual crime and detai...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaBlueberries. Kale. Chia. Quinoa. Salmon. Almonds. These foods have all increased in popularity within the past few years because they’ve been dubbed “superfoods” by some doctor or Instagram fitn...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaI think most people know that I like social media (and I'm not alone on this one). Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, I have them all. I even dabbled in Tinder awhile back. Social medi...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaI went to Amsterdam this past week to enjoy the intricate canal system, the rich history, and the Dutch architecture. To be totally candid, Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist cities in the w...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaI grew up connected. Mind you, when I was a kid we still had dial up internet, not the super fast broadband that's pretty standard nowadays. But if you talk to my parents, they'll tell you about the m...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaWhen I was first going to Europe, my parents told me never to stay in a hostel. “They’re dirty and dangerous” my mother warned, “you’ll get your soap stolen, among other valuables”. But as...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaThe first time I was ever asked out went a little like this:
Boy: “I’m going to the roller rink this weekend, if you want to come.”
Sierra: “Oh wow that sounds great! Text me!”
Metiza is an online publication and community created BY and FOR empowered young women, ready to inspire each other and change the world.