While Sydney was born in St. Louis, she is pretty much a Cali girl through and through. She attended Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High and received her B.A. - with honors - in World Trade and Development from UC Davis. She is passionate about conservation. "I love that our town is surrounded in nature even though it is in the middle of two large metropolises!" Fun fact: Sydney has been to 36 US States and over 30 countries. She loves horseback riding, rock climbing, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, traveling and animals.