Italian by name and American by birth...

Lorey Panetta grew up in the San Ramon suburbs of the San Francisco Bay area, East Bay if locals were to ask. Her family came from Southern Italy nearly 45 years ago to the States, making a better life for themselves and their children.

Currently studying to be an Architectural Designer, she graduated with a Bachelors in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 2011. Lorey, still young heart, hopes to find herself and the meaning of life in general.  What is her purpose? A question on most people’s minds. She plans on finding more of herself by going on the journey to Colombia, but not the way one might think.

She’d like to think she is already independent. What she hopes to gain, though, is freedom from herself with the help of a group of friends, a bike that she’s only just started to learn to ride and a quest to magical, at least in her mind, lands of adventure and challenge.

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