Ella Frigyik

Student at Harvard University

Ella grew up in a small neighborhood just outside Nairobi with her little brother, two misfit dogs and a tortoise that scours the garden for lilies. She loves trail running and endurance sports, and she is super passionate about fish. She grew up in a politically unstable climate, and much of her time at school was shaped by the effects that terror has on a community. It had a significant effect on her development as a person and mental health. She found joy running around barefoot in the red Kenyan soil, and to this day trail running and hiking makes her feel like a living breathing member of the natural world around her.