Patrick Ambrosio

Hometown: Highland Park, New Jersey
College: Rutgers University

As a college and career advisor at West Philadelphia High School, I help 10th-12th graders with their academics and post-high school plan.

Originally from Highland Park, New Jersey, I graduated from Rutgers University in 2017. At Rutgers, I majored in mathematics and minored in political science. I also graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences honors program, and, in my junior year, I was accepted into the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship on Democracy. During the summer of 2015, I studied abroad in Cusco, Peru. While in college, I spent most of my summers working as a white water rafting guide on the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers. In my free time, I enjoy all water sports, mountain biking, and reading books.

In 2018, I led Yukon Expedition, and in 2019, I led Yellowstone Teton Expedition. A high from this summer was the nine-day backcountry on our second trip. It was so remote and so beautiful, and I loved being disconnected for that long. It was a challenge for our group, and I loved helping them through it. What a rewarding experience.