Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

Modern Pioneer Biographies

Wendy Westergard

Born: 1977

Wendy was part of the authentic camp, sleeping and eating much as the original pioneers. She also shuttled the laptop computers between the Whitaker family and Margaret, as well as gathering up answers to the questions asked by students at this site during the trek.

Biography: At the time of the trek, Wendy was a 20 year old college student at Utah State University, majoring in Park and Recreation. She enjoys camping, hiking and river rafting.

She's always loved the pioneer era and wanted to experience it first hand. For her, the trek was the chance of a lifetime! She had an ancestor cross the plains to SLC; this was her chance to be in touch with her heritage.