Laila Collman was born and raised in the forests of Mt. Hood, Oregon, but currently lives in upstate New York. She enjoys hiking, camping, cycling, reading, swing dancing, oil painting, and traveling. One of her craziest experiences involves escaping from a flash flood at a Russian circus while carrying a child in her arms. Laila is pursuing her MSW with the hopes of improving environmental and social conditions both in her neighborhood and around the world. Keep up with her on tumblr and pinterest, or email her at email@example.com.