Gonzaga Outdoors

Derek Zylstra


Hey what’s up Zags! My name is Derek Zylstra and I am a Senior from beautiful Santa Barbara, California. I came up to Gonzaga because I wanted to experience something different and be immersed into a new climate. Here at Gonzaga, I am a Finance Major with a minor in Spanish. I love the wonderful seasons of Spokane and all the fun outdoor activities the surrounding area has to offer. When I am not at school or with my family I love to go hiking, skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, wakeboarding and much more. See y’all out there Zags!

Favorite Wilderness Location: Serene Lakes (Soda Springs, CA)

Spirit Animal: Eagle



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