Heïdi Sevestre was born in 1988 in Gruffy in Haute-Savoie. After spending all her childhood in her home town, she decided to study in Lyon, where she obtained her “BSC in Physical Geography” in 2009. She then specialized in glaciology, a field in which she has a PhD, the equivalent of a doctorate, from the University of Svalbard in Norway.
This is a video love letter to Moab, Utah and surrounding area to show my appreciation for how much I love the beauty of her landscapes and the dark skies above. I first visited Moab on a cross country trip with my parents in 1977. I have to admit that back then I had no idea where we were when we were driving by these red rock formations. However, in 1994 I rediscovered Moab and instantly fell in love with this incredible small town, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. I knew I had been there before, and it just felt like home to me. I feel privileged to feel at home in a place as vast and beautiful as Moab. It has been 37 years since my parents first took the family to Arches and Canyonlands, but since rediscovering it as an adult I have been back there 7 times, 5 in the last 3 years, with more trips to come in 2015.