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 ZimaI am someone who likes to be prepared. I always keep snacks in my purse in case I (or one of my friends) gets hungry. I always have an umbrella in my backpack in case it starts to rain. I always buy a...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaLast Sunday, I needed some air. Not everything is sunshine and Flamenco living here in Spain. I was honestly having a really tough time last week dealing with the stress of exams, feeling homesick, an...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaThe Earth’s climate has been warming and changing since the beginning of it's existence. However, the Earth's climate is changing more quickly now than it ever has before, worrying many scientists. ...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaA woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds. 20 people are abused by an intimate partner every minute, adding up to 10 million each year. More than 200,000 phone calls are placed to domestic vi...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaWe’ve all been there. When you friend or mom or whomever asks that dreaded question: “does this dress/shirt/skirt/pants make me look fat?” And of course, you would never tell your friend or mom ...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaI remember being a child and counting down the days until my birthday. It usually started around the month of May, after my April half birthday. I would know the exact number of days until my birthday...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaWhen I moved myself across the world to live and study in Madrid, I didn’t know how much I would miss some of my favorite United States fall traditions. From the middle of September to the middle of...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaIt’s a really stressful time in the world. Go on any news outlet, online or print, and you can see that everywhere in the world, there are political, economic, social, and cultural happenings that c...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaBeing in college can be a lot of fun. When you’re not in class, or working, or studying, or doing some extracurricular activity, or volunteering, you have time to go out with your friends! Most coll...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaMy mother is very anti-tattoo. Growing up, she always said “Sierra, your body is a work of art, don’t graffiti it”. So naturally, I decided to get a tattoo when I became an adult (I told my moth...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaI like to travel, which I think other people like to do as well. However, as a college student with a limited budget, I’ve had to find ways to minimize my costs and maximize my fun while traveling. ...Continue reading
Sierra ZimaI come from a family of educators. My mother is a Special Education Paraprofessional at a middle school. My father teaches a class at the university level as an adjunct professor. My grandparents, aun...Continue reading
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