Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison
During my junior year of college, I studied abroad in New Zealand, completing an 80-day expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School; I fed a seven-foot eel, kayaked with penguins and hiked an active volcano.
Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in environmental studies and human development and family studies, and a minor in global health, graduating with honors and a leadership certificate in 2018. At UW-Madison, I volunteered for camp Kesem, a student-planned, -run and -funded summer camp for kids who have been touched by a parent’s cancer. I also worked in the UW-Preschool Lab teaching in a two- and three-year-old classroom and ran a middle school nature club. I was a facilitator for a student organization called ALPS (Adventure Learning Programs), leading high and low ropes courses and team building workshops. Throughout college, I spent my summers leading canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. I am Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard and Open Waterfront certified. I enjoy canoeing, sea kayaking and playing with my cat Smokey. Currently, I am working as an outdoor educator/environmental ed instructor at Stone Canyon Outdoor Edventures in Colorado.
In 2018, I led New England Adventure and Appalachian Trail Challenge. I love leading for Overland as it allows me to share my love of wilderness with incredible students and help them gain confidence and connection to others and the outdoors.