Humans of Chico State


Senior Nutrition & Food Sciences major, Kayley Jimenez, shares her love for nature and the beauty Chico has to offer. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

“I’d never really been interested in the wilderness until I moved to Chico. Lassen is my hidden gem now. The trees, the clear lakes, the open sky and a nice cliff bar make for a great day trip. Once I was hiking Lassen with a friend, I didn’t realize how excited I was to show them the hydrothermal area like Bumpass Hell. It didn’t take me long to realize that I was nerding out on nature and the smell of rotten eggs. That’s how I know that it doesn’t have to fit the typical ‘outdoors beauty.’ I could go anywhere in a forest and appreciate what it has to offer,” -Kayley Jimenez, senior nutrition and food sciences major.