Louise Bates

Louise lives in Bellingham and is a student at Western Washington University majoring in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Psychology and Spanish. Louise's passions are to someday work with female adolescents on skill building and body image awareness and with victims of trauma through wilderness therapy. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, running and reading. Louise finds peace while gardening with both her inside and outside plants. She loves traveling and has backpacked through twelve countries in Central America and Europe. Her favorite quote is: "...because you're so concerned with your worries, pains, limitations, desires, and fears that you are blind to the beauty of existence." -Pema Chödrön