Drew Barnicle

Hometown: Middlebury, Vermont
College: University of Puget Sound

There is no better playground to have in your backyard than the Cascades.

Originally from Middlebury, Vermont, I am a junior at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, where I am an English major and a geology minor. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay is my favorite book because it is a story of perseverance and personal connection. Before leading this summer, I went on a three-week work trip with classmates to conduct research and better understand the geology of the Southwest. We traveled through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California, and our research focused on caves in the Grand Canyon. In my free time, I ski, climb, and mountain bike. Also, I enjoy playing pickup basketball and joking around with my friends. During the past two summers, I worked as a camp counselor at Sanborn Western Camps in Colorado, and I learned a lot about how I could best support each camper.

In 2019, I led Norway Explorer. Overland students are excited to be on their trips. I loved connecting with our kids and having a fun and positive attitude towards each new day.