Lilliane Moorhead

Lehigh Launch: Take the risk even if you are scared

The "Lehigh Launch" series highlights first-semester students' experiences learning about the literature, earth and environment, and peoples of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in Fall 2022. Liliane Moorhead ‘26 shares their experience.

Hometown: Guys Mills, PA

What drew you to Lehigh Launch?: I was drawn to Lehigh Launch because of the wide range of opportunities and the chance to do something out of my comfort zone.

What did you like most about Lehigh Launch?: I really enjoy how immersive the learning is. It is amazing to actually experience what we are learning about in the classroom.

What was the best thing you learned?: I learned that you should always take the risk even if you are scared because, if it's jumping off the top of a waterfall or traveling to a different country for four months, it may just turn out to be the best thing you've ever done.

What is a fun fact from the trip?: There are ants in the Amazon rainforest that taste like lemon because they live symbiotically with an acid producing tree and yes, you get to try them!

What is something you wish you knew before you packed your bags?: I wish I would have packed more of what I wanted to have with me rather than what I thought I was going to need because there are so many places to buy things here.