Sara Becker

Hometown: Grosse Pointe, Michigan
College: University of Michigan

Since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2014 in international relations and Spanish language, I have been living in Sydney, Australia, working in the outdoor industry and higher education, practicing my photography and doing my best to explore as much of the country as I can.

Originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, I have called quite a few places home including Barcelona and San Francisco, in addition to Sydney. I have many interests; I love practicing yoga, taking a coastal hike, cranking music or cooking a delicious meal. Adventurous and spontaneous, I have volunteered on organic farms in New Zealand, attended the Holi Festival in India and hiked in Iceland and surfed in Bali. As a student, I participated in Overland programs, including Vermont & Montreal in 2006 and Hawaii Explorer in 2007.

In 2011, I was a member of Overland’s Support Staff; in 2012, I led North Country Adventure; in 2013, I led Language & Service Costa Rica; in 2014, I led Field Studies Patagonia; in 2015, I led Field Studies Tanzania; and in 2017, I led European Explorer. Leading for Overland is impossible to sum up in a few words. Of course, there is an astounding amount of responsibility involved in keeping our groups on track, but there is also this mutual growing process that allows for all of us to take on new challenges with tenacity and patience, and most importantly, cultivate an environment that encourages independence and fosters an experience that they’ll treasure for many years to come.