Viivi Salmi joins us from Muonio, Finland after receiving our first ever Saari Scholarship. Viivi was discovered by our friend Noah Hoffman, who met Viivi in her town while skiing in World Cup events there. He told her about the scholarship and she was our winning applicant.
Viivi loves to exercise in the fells surrounding her village and has skied throughout her entire life, albeit without any formal coaching! She is on campus and has already returned from our most challenging hiking orientation trip looking like she did not break a sweat. Viivi is currently on the cross country running team and is excited to experience some American skiing with her new friends on the Dublin Nordic squad once the snowmaking kicks in later this fall. I think we may all need to learn some Finnish this winter.