Jeanne is a digital marketer by trade, and a chronic sufferer of wanderlust in search of the next adventure.
She digs travel. A lot. As in ‘she nearly booked a last-minute flight last week to spend 36 hours in São Paulo’ a lot. Her perfect day starts with a smoothie freshly spun in her kitchen, ends with ninety sweaty minutes on her hot yoga mat, and encompasses everything blissful in between – from barre to bike riding to rock climbing to learning languages and recipes.
Born and bred in New York, NY, she spent summers in Shanghai – her parents’ hometown – and extensive time abroad, studying philosophy and languages in Scotland, India, Germany, and England. A former Fulbright Student Scholar, she earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University and M.Phil in Philosophy from University College London.
She considers herself a bit of a polyglot; she speaks fluent German and Shanghainese, decent Spanish, and aspires to brush up on her very rusty French and Italian. She once studied Portuguese to prepare for a surfing and climbing adventure in Rio de Janiero, and had an affinity for dead languages such as Sanskrit and Ancient Greek in the early 2000’s.
She has climbed all over the world, from the boulders of British Virgin Gorda to the mountains of Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya. Her adventures have been featured in a number of online publications, including:
She summited the South East Face Normal Route of Mount Kenya via Nelion peak @ 5188 meters in January 2011, and often dreams of sitting atop Ama Dablam, a most impressive mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal.