Hometown: Lincoln, Massachusetts
College: Colorado College
Fiona Haslett cultivated a love for the outdoors as a child hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and exploring the coast of Maine.
Originally from Lincoln, Massachusetts, Fiona is a 2015 graduate of Colorado College where she majored in environmental science. She was also co-chair of the Outdoor Recreation Club, led many backpacking trips throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Utah and served as a member of the Campus Sustainability Council. For the last two years, she has been the sustainability teacher at Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki, a semester school for juniors in high school. At Chewonki, Fiona taught an interdisciplinary course analyzing current environmental issues and organized the individual student capstone projects. She also coordinated the outdoor leadership program and served as an academic advisor and cabin parent. Before starting at Colorado College, Fiona took a gap year and spent three months living and trekking in Nepal and working on a farm in Italy. She earned her Wilderness First Responder, and in her free time, she loves to cook with friends and go for bike rides.
Fiona loves the transformational moments when young people build trust in themselves and each other as they work to overcome shared challenges in the outdoors. In 2013, Fiona led High Sierra Explorer; in 2014, she led Alaska Explorer; in 2015, she led Yukon Leadership; and in 2016, she led the Alpine Challenge. She writes, “There is no better way to spend the summer than working with students who are excited to spend time outside, play lots of games and take on challenges together as a team.”