I grew up in a small American town, nicknamed Happy Valley. It’s home to Penn State University, a Big Ten party school that dominates the culture both economically and geographically. In 2008, it was named the #1 party school in America by the Princeton review, and in 2012 it had the highest number of reports of forcible sex offenses of any campus in the nation. I had easy access to the campus and local party culture as a teenager. My first experiences of adulthood were heavily impacted by the normalization of binge drinking, gendered power dynamics, groupthink and hook-up culture. In my work, I reference a personal archive of journals and documents from my young adult years and use them as a map. Photography allows me to reflect on my experiences, and in doing so, study aspects of American culture I can locate within my hometown and my past.