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Alpengirl Camp Staff Lauren O

Light Speed

Real Name: Lauren O
Occupation: Alpenguide, College Student, Swim Coach
Aliases: LO
Birthplace: Berkeley, CA
Age: 21

Known Superhuman Powers: She’s traveling at the speed of light - she’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere and doing all the things! Zipping around to and fro she makes frequent stops to check in on each person in her group in order to understand what makes each individual unique and special.

Abilities: Light Speed likes to be everywhere at once! She is adaptable, enthusiastic and communicative with a desire to try everything and to know everyone, she absorbs it all. Light Speed’s personal mission is to see that every camper’s experience is the best that it can be and she is energized by helping each camper forge their own path that will help them blast their way into a whole new universe full of potential! Light Speed has special talents in teaching people about cool things such as space and the night sky.

History: Light Speed grew up in Berkeley, CA and moved to nearby Orinda, CA for high school. She has played soccer and swam competitively since she was 7 years old and has also coached youth swimming for the past 5 years. She has always loved getting out and exploring all of California’s amazing natural spaces and is only one trip away from having visited all 9 of California’s national parks! Light Speed believes in making the most out of every moment and loves to take advantage of every opportunity to explore the world around her! She wants to see and do and try everything! New trail to tackle? She’s on it! Mountain to climb? You can find her at the top! New place to visit? Time to find the most interesting way there! New way to make a fool of herself (perhaps goofing off with a dance party or a silly song)? Light Speed and her endless energy are all in! After graduating high school, Light Speed took a gap year where she spent half the year working and the other half backpacking in South America, which just increased her love for the outdoors! Now she lives in New Jersey for school and likes to get outside running or exploring the parks and forests of the North East whenever she can. Light Speed is certified in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, lifeguarding, concussion safety, and having a rootin’-tootin’ good time! 

Current Base & Operations: Princeton, NJ. Light Speed is currently studying astrophysics at Princeton University where she is on the club soccer and club swim teams and is involved with multiple theater groups. She also leads backpacking trips as part of Princeton’s freshman orientation program. When she’s not studying (preferably laying in the grass outside!), she can be found running, hiking with her friends, or trying new recipes!