Jordan Averill

Hometown: Dedham, Massachusetts
College: Colorado College

The fall semester before I started college, I lived in Nepal for three months where I enjoyed homestays, learned Nepali and backpacked in the Himalayas.

Originally form Dedham, Massachusetts, I am a junior at Colorado College. At CC, I teach Pilates classes at the gym and knitting classes as an arts and crafts adjunct. I am also a co-chair of the farm club; we organize farm work days where we either harvest, weed or do general maintenance on the farm. Also, I have danced in two student-run dance shows called Dance Workshop. Last fall, I completed the level one outdoor leadership training at CC and am now able to lead and create day trips or co-lead overnight backcountry trips. During my free time, I enjoy hiking, running, knitting, weaving and making dinner with friends.

In 2018, I led Berkshire Adventure. I am excited to lead for Overland because I love working with students and sharing my love for the outdoors with them. Our students understood that overcoming a challenge together can be fun — hiking Mt. Greylock, the tallest mountain in Massachusetts, was a high on each of my trips.