Jamie took months to finally commit to this trip– indecision is pretty typical across most areas of her life. But once she decides she has made up her mind, you can count on her to be overly enthusiastic and competitive about whatever she is doing. So watch out, Uzbekistan. As such, she has already memorized this complete list of Uzbek birds and has already begun quizzing us on it. Jamie met Kate during college, where the two lived in the same freshman dorm and were spotted rowing row boats down the Connecticut River. Always masochistic in nature, she has now chosen to spend her vacation trying to get a school bus half way across the world. Her roles for the team will include primary provider of French-braids and resident expert on puppies (unverified). She once told me she wasn’t funny and I laughed, rendering her hypothesis invalid.