My name is Faith Meckley, and I am a 21-year-old Ithaca College journalism student who decided to take time off from school to live in a van, travel across the country, and find the good things in life. In 2014, I walked 1,800 miles between New Mexico and Pennsylvania as a part of the Great March for Climate Action, and my life has never been the same since. As a result of that experience, I picked up a minor in outdoor adventure pursuits, became a vegan, solidified a lifelong commitment as a climate activist, and developed a restless and wandering soul.

While traveling across the United States in my van from June 2016 to February 2017, I met my husband, Alex Televantos. Alex is from Australia, and we’ll be traveling to Australia together in May with plans to be there for at least a year.

To see my résumé and journalism portfolio, visit http://faithmeckley.wordpress.com

Walking into Colorado on the Great March for Climate Action in 2014
Alex and the van and me! FAITH MECKLEY
Exploring California’s coast with the van. EVAN SOBKOWICZ