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Emma

Senior Field Instructor

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Emma

Senior Field Instructor

Emma was born and raised in Wisconsin in a family that values hard work and time spent outside. She attended a Montessori school through 8th grade, which taught her the value of hands-on experience. Emma earned a degree in anthropology and environmental studies from the University of Wisconsin. Emma struggled with her mental health throughout college and chose to take a semester off to attend the National Outdoor Leadership School. During her time at NOLS, Emma spent three months in the wilderness learning outdoor living, life skills, and leadership. Ever since, Emma has been passionate about sharing the wilderness experience with others.

Emma believes that the wilderness is a unique environment to learn coping strategies that translate to the front country. Emma supports students’ learning through holding strong boundaries, building relationships, and facilitating opportunities for students to experiment and make their own decisions. Emma also enjoys using hiking, fire building, and meditation to foster the brain-body connection.

In 2019, Emma hiked 2,653 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. When not in the field, Emma enjoys climbing, canyoneering, hiking, cooking, and riding horses.