Finn Tarbox headshot outside.

Lehigh Launch: Stepping out of my comfort zone

The “Lehigh Launch'' series highlights first-semester students' experiences  learning about the literature, earth and environment, and peoples of Wyoming and New Mexico in Fall 2021. Finn Tarbox ’25, currently enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences with possible majors in Psychology and Biology, shares their experience.

Hometown: Belfast, ME

What drew you to Lehigh Launch?: The opportunity to spend a semester fully immersed doing field work, traveling and stepping out of my comfort zone.

What did you like most about Lehigh Launch?: I have thoroughly enjoyed the people here. Spending the first three weeks on The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) trip allowed us to form incredibly strong bonds and created a tight knit community. 

What was the best thing you learned?: By far it’s the power of nature. How strong it is both for the spirit and the body. As well as, how to better appreciate and comprehend nature. 

What is something you wish you knew before you packed your bags?: I wish I packed a photo of my family members for the NOLS portion of the trip.