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Born and raised in Miami, Florida, I am no stranger to endless heat and sunburns. I spent my teen years in Miami playing lacrosse for my high school team as the first string goal-keeper. My passion for the outdoors stretches back as far as I can remember. In junior high, I remember going on a team-building school trip to canoe in the everglades for five days. Alongside my primary nickname, “99.Nathi,” for the endless arsenal of songs I had to entertain my team with, I was also nick-named “psycho,” for my indefatigable determination to keep moving against the currents. Despite this, I have always been the black sheep in my family, who doesn’t care for dirt and sweat as much as I do. Till this day, I cherish that experience as one my first real outdoor adventures and have been seeking new adventures ever since.