Growing up in Fairbanks, Alaska I have always had a strong connection to the wilderness. It is the thing that makes me whole and is where I feel most at peace. In my free time, I enjoy challenging myself outside my comfort zone, whether it’s on the water or on a trail, and my greatest passion is for expedition trips. In 2013 I canoed 700 miles of the Yukon River, and have plans to row the Inside Passage, among other adventures. I have known many of the women involved with Inspiring Girls, and have always found them to be an inspiration for my own adventures.
I hold a Masters of Science in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and have a background in social cultural anthropology and archaeology. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville I enjoy working with students and faculty to bring experiential learning practices into the classroom. It is a privilege to be a part of Inspiring Girls Expeditions and to inspire others to push themselves in the pursuit of their own dreams.