Hometown: Washington, D.C.
College: Bates College
Emile Kaldany’s passion for traveling started early when he and his family moved to India for two years and eventually traveled to over 50 countries.
Born in Washington, D.C., Emile graduated from Bates College in 2016 where he studied economics and math. He enjoys cycling and was a student on three Overland bike trips: Pacific Coast in 2008, Paris to the Sea in 2009 and the European Challenge in 2010. In addition to spending his summers with Overland, Emile also spent summers becoming an avid climber, having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc and various peaks in Bolivia. At Bates College, Emile’s love of the outdoors motivated him to become a member of the Bates Outing Club where he led an incoming freshman pre-orientation trip in Camden, Maine.
In 2013, Emile returned to Overland as part of the Support Staff; in 2014, he led California; in 2015, he led Paris to the Sea; and in 2016, he led the European Challenge. He writes, “I am excited to lead for Overland because as a student, Overland helped me grow and become the person I am today. There is nothing better than spending my summer helping students achieve the very same thing.”