Our Guides

Aidan Linscott (Drake) College: Architecture, Art, and Planning!
Major: Urban and Regional Studies
Hometown: Mill Valley, CA (San Francisco)
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, skiing, backpacking, occasionally eating dirt
Fun Fact: I build guitars?
Alex Campbell-Diehl College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: ILR with a Law and Society Minor
Hometown: Bedford, NH
Favorite Outdoor Activity: hiking with my dogs (@dogsofnh on insta), skiing and other snow activities, rockclimbing
Fun Fact: talk to me about: Kanye, dogs, bacon, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, why New Hampshire is superior to all other states, Game of Thrones
Amelia Sugianto College: Engineering!
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running, rock climbing, leaf collecting
Fun Fact: I am slightly allergic to dairy but my go-getter attitude has never let that stop me.
Ana Moura-Cook College: Engineering!
Major: Civil Engineering major, Architecture minor
Hometown: West Newbury, MA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, skiing, running, camping, fishing, and contemplating the universe by a campfire.
Fun Fact: I once kayaked across a glacial lake in Norway and then hiked part of the glacier. It was wicked cool, in both meanings of the word.
Anastasja Moynihan College: Human Ecology!
Major: Global and Public Health Sciences
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: General adventuring, exploring, and outdoor tomfoolery
Fun Fact: "Ze who leaves a trail of sparkles will never be lost." - an old Odyssey proverb
Arielle Anderer College: Engineering!
Major: Majoring in Operations Research, minoring in English
Hometown: Wynnewood, PA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Canoeing, swimming, bike riding, eating ice cream
Fun Fact: I once got the opportunity to swim with penguins in the Galapagos. It was dope.
Bonnie Powell College: Engineering!
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, bicycle touring, swimming, skiing, rock climbing, dancing outside
Fun Fact: I have seen a rocket launch into the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska!
Cat Davis College: Engineering!
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Hometown: Naples, FL
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, camping, SCUBA diving, rock climbing
Fun Fact: The center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, smells like raspberries and tastes like rum. On a less exciting note, I was born without any wisdom teeth.
Cecilia Martindale College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running, backpacking, dancing, sleeping
Fun Fact: One time I was hiking up the Narrows in Zion National Park with a friend (friend not in picture, but same place) and we heard a voice from across the river say, "Watch out, there's a bird of prey about ten meters away!" It was a golden eagle, North America's largest bird of prey, a bird that can dive at speeds over 150 miles per hour. Ah, eagles.
Chris Welker College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Psychology/Neuroscience
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running and backpacking!
Fun Fact: The average person will consume 10,866 carrots in a lifetime.
Claire Hacker College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Biological Sciences (marine biology concentration)
Hometown: Cottage Grove, WI
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking up tall things, kayaking, admiring nature
Fun Fact: Cats
Claire Liu College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Propaganda and Persuasion
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: eating Jesse Taylor's backcountry cooking
Fun Fact: I have double jointed big toes :-----D
Claire Walton College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: History
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, California
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, biking, and backpacking!!!
Fun Fact: I was once in a helicopter when the door flew open! When we landed the pilot said, “That’s a first!”
Connor Smith College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Contemplating why I decided to go outside.
Fun Fact: Danny Hart is an absolute legend! youtube.com/watch?v=EqYgAX6D43Q
Cora Peterson College: Engineering!
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Bike adventures when you don't have a specific route planned.
Fun Fact: My roommate and I meow at eachother
Dara "Can't Say Can't" Canchester College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Communism
Hometown: Chicago or someplace nearby
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Communism, but outdoors
Fun Fact: I train show dogs! My terrier "Blackwood" won third place in the Westminster Dog Show
David Miron College: Engineering!
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Philadelphia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backcountry Cooking!
Fun Fact: once wrestled a lion
Deepa Saharia College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: International and Comparative Labor, Development Studies
Hometown: Queens, New York
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running in the woods in early fall when the leaves are half orange and half on the ground, especially right after it rains​
Fun Fact: Green peas are the enemy... they just don't know it yet....
Doug Spivak College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations / Minors: French & Business
Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing, hiking, backpacking, running, & catching Pokémon
Fun Fact: I have a strong passion for Sriracha
Eliza Hering College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Art History
Hometown: Landenberg, PA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing or hiking!!
Fun Fact: Rabbits love licorice!!
Elizabeth Yardley College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Sellersville, PA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, swimming, running, and backpacking
Fun Fact: I make really good enchiladas.
Ella Ackerman College: Architecture, Art, and Planning!
Major: Urban planning
Hometown: Granby, CT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: hiking, swimming, cooking, skiing, looking for salamanders
Fun Fact: related to Daniel Boone through 7 generations (clear resemblance)
Emma Badini College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences
Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, and skiing
Fun Fact: My spirit animal is a caribou!
Emma Namelelani Birch College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Ventura, California
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, Backpacking, Swimming, Snorkeling, & Searching for Sea Glass :)
Fun Fact: Future space veterinarian ;D
Emma Runge College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: I am planning to double major in government and mathematics
Hometown: Catonsville, Maryland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: I love traveling, hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and exploring the outdoors!
Fun Fact: I had a hamster named Woodrow Wilson
Emma Stowe College: Engineering!
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, hiking, running, biking, rock climbing, and swimming in pretty lakes!
Fun Fact: One time I had to carry my poop on my back while I was backpacking.
Ernest Bethe IV College: Human Ecology!
Major: Human Biology, Health and Society, with (proposed) acceptance into the Didactice Program in Dietetics and a (proposed) minor in Linguistics.
Hometown: I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, but I have lived in Jakarta, Indonesia almost my whole life.
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rugby!
Fun Fact: “According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyways. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible.”
Francis Ledesma College: Engineering!
Major: Chemical Engineering Major/Biomedical Engineering Minor
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hammocking (yes it's a word), hiking, and exploring new places!
Fun Fact: I wear size 17 shoes!
Gabriel Green College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Plant Science
Hometown: Commack, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming in large bodies of water
Fun Fact: I just found out I have a sister in Costa Rica. I haven't met her but she sent me exfoliating cream.
Gabriella Lifsec College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: ILR, with a minor in Law & Society
Hometown: New York City, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Fun Fact: I broke my front tooth doing a flip off of a poolside and again on a really hard bagel a few years later, so now its mostly fake!
Gillian Catano College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences
Hometown: Eagan, MN
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Canoeing, hiking, and any and all camping
Fun Fact: I used to dance for a professional ballet company!
Gillian Cowley College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Double majoring in Development Sociology, and Biology and Society, concentrating in environmental conservation
Hometown: New York City
Favorite Outdoor Activity: I love hiking, taking naps in hammocks, canoeing, and going on new adventures!
Fun Fact: I'm a member of the Women's Varsity Polo Team and I would really love to have a pet sheep or goat
Hanna Arfine College: Engineering!
Major: Major: Information Science, Systems, and Technology; Minor: Computing in the Arts
Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: hiking, backpacking, skiing, swimming, hammocking, road tripping, playing with dogs
Fun Fact: I road tripped from Connecticut to California with 2 of my friends and ate more instant ramen in those 3 weeks than most people should have to in a lifetime
Hannah Fuller College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Plant Sciences, minor in FGSS + Inequality Studies
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Favorite Outdoor Activity: hiking, skiing, running, cooking, dancing, sleeping, reading
Fun Fact: spent a whole summer studying moss
Hannah Jang College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: ILR
Hometown: Queens, New York
Favorite Outdoor Activity: running, hiking, jumping waves at beach, playing with my dog
Fun Fact: i have dyed my hair green, blue, maroon, pink, and purple! also, i peaked in high school.
Hannah Simmerman College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: ILR minoring in Global Health and Spanish
Hometown: Leonardtown, Maryland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, swimming in lakes, kayaking, sleeping outside, and eating outside
Fun Fact: When I was little I sang "Shoo fly, don't bother me" at flies because my parents told me it would keep the flies away from my food. It almost never worked.
Heather Lukas College: Engineering!
Major: Biomedical Engineering Major, Business Minor
Hometown: Vienna, Virginia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, canoeing
Fun Fact: I've scootered down the Slope and lived to tell to the tale.
Isaac Lee College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Biology, Anthropology
Hometown: Westchester, New York
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking
Fun Fact: I am a Tae Kwon Do instructor
Isaac Lello-Smith College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Political Ecology Major, History Minor
Hometown: Northampton, MA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Eating, breathing, sleeping, thinking, feeling. I also enjoy rock climbing, canoeing, trail running, and photography.
Fun Fact: "Seek truth from facts." - Deng Xiaoping
Itai Levin College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running, walking, climbing
Fun Fact: I can almost always correctly guess who's going to be chopped on Food Network's Chopped
Izumi Matsuda College: Engineering!
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming in lakes
Fun Fact: I currently own passports for three countries.
Jackie Dean College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: Andover, MA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock Climbing
Fun Fact: My favorite food is chocolate and if you put peanut butter on it, you basically make your own peanut butter cup!
Jazz Lugay College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Molecular And Cellular Concentration, and a Music Minor
Hometown: Lagrangeville, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, backpacking, Rock Climbing, swimming in lakes and rivers, singing Big Booty
Fun Fact: I always carry a supply of invisible balls with me. Just gimme a paper bag, we can play catch!
Jeff Miles College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Majoring in statistics, minoring in climate change and environmental and sustainability science
Hometown: A suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Trail running, landscape photography, and backpacking!
Fun Fact: Like me, my dog (a vizsla, if you're curious) likes vegetables more than meat!
Jess Nagy College: Human Ecology!
Major: Human Development (pre-med)
Hometown: Verona, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: skiing, hiking, jumping in piles of leaves, going on adventures, eating s'mores with burnt marshmallows
Fun Fact: I'm a group ski instructor for little kids and I once accidentally fed a hamburger to a little vegetarian... In my defense, she didn't tell me she was a vegetarian until after she ate!!!
Jesse Puka-Beals College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Agricultural Sciences with Minor in Soil Science. Concentrate on Sustainability and crop production
Hometown: Lexington MA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Walking on grass in rollerblades
Fun Fact: The active ingredient of Aspirin originally came from the bark of white willow trees
Jessie Dobler College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Castle Pines, Colorado
Favorite Outdoor Activity: White-water rafting, skiing, backpacking and canoeing
Fun Fact: I once spent the better part of an evening locked in a malfunctioning bathroom stall in the basement of a Russian restaurant in Berlin. I was rescued by three restaurant employees and two very concerned French girls. I now carry tools everywhere I go in case I have to take a door off its hinges
John Yoon College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Philosophy and Government
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, solving long riddles, and gorge ogling
Fun Fact: I met my spirit bear on my first Odyssey trip!
Josh Kurisko College: Engineering!
Major: Applied & Engineering Physics
Hometown: Chester, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking and backpacking and minimal gear camping
Fun Fact: Magic is real!
Joshua Sadinsky College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Music, German, Sound Studies
Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Canoeing, backpacking
Fun Fact: I love to play the yo-yo
Juli LeBlanc College: Human Ecology!
Major: Design and Environmental Analysis
Hometown: Reading, MA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: I love exploring and painting outside.
Fun Fact: I have a job milking sheep on campus!
Julia Burstein College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Government major, Global Health minor
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: backpacking! hiking! swimming! paddleboarding! capture the flag!
Fun Fact: I am very superstisious and will knock on my head if there is no wood available
Kaitlin Moore College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Major: Development Sociology / Minors: City and Regional Planning & Law and Society
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, Yoga, Snowboarding, Music Festivals
Fun Fact: I grew up on my family farm where we raise beef cattle. When I was 8 I bottle fed a calf and named her Pepper. Now she still gets excited when I come home to visit her!
Kayla Niccum College: Engineering!
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Camping! Spending the day hiking then sitting around a fire is the best!
Fun Fact: I love the winter!
Keanna Chang College: Human Ecology!
Major: Human biology, health, and society
Hometown: Old Saybrook, CT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: tree climbing, running, hiking, cross country skiing, biking
Fun Fact: I can wiggle my ears independently of each other
Kyra Conroy College: Engineering!
Major: Operations Research
Hometown: Naperville (aka Naperthrill) IL
Favorite Outdoor Activity: running, hiking, kayaking, & bonfire stories
Fun Fact: Okapi (the 'forest have infrosonic communication abilities.
Liana Margolese College: Engineering!
Major: Mechanical Engineering with a CS minor
Hometown: Andover, Massachusetts
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock climbing, backpacking, waterskiing, playing with campfires
Fun Fact: In third grade I went on an RV trip around the country and I was homeschooled for two months.
Lindsay Borman College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: International Agriculture and Rural Development
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Sun salutations between flipping whisperlite pancakes
Fun Fact: Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
Lizzie Bach College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Biological Engineering
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, biking, exploring, ADVENTURING INTO THE UNKNOWN
Fun Fact: I have put ketchup on just about every food imaginable.
Mabel Lawrence College: Engineering!
Major: Independent Engineering combining Mechanical Engineering and Theatrical Set Design
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock Climbing, Backpacking, I feel like I might enjoy caving (but who knows)
Fun Fact: Once I got crickets as an ice cream topping.
Margaret Hale College: Engineering!
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Round Hill, VA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Canoeing/water sports/hiking!
Fun Fact: Cow fact to match the cow photo: Elm Farm Ollie was the first cow to fly (or be milked) on an airplane in 1930!
Maya George College: Human Ecology!
Major: Policy Analysis & Management
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, cross country skiing, napping in the sun.
Fun Fact: I once simultaneously won a dance marathon while spending a day maintaining trails for the SCA
Meghan Hayden College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Biology (Ecology and Evolutionary Bio)
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, Running, Swimming, Skiing, and Picnicking
Fun Fact: I lived by myself in Turkey for a little over a year after I graduated from high school. Now I can read your fortune from coffee grounds!
Melissa Page College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Victor, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, skiing, scuba diving
Fun Fact: Hákarl, fermented shark is a national Icelandic dish, prepared by burying the fish underground and curing it for 8 months. Most first timers gag due to its high ammonia content and honestly it tastes pretty terrible.
Michael Gingras College: Engineering!
Major: Computer Science Major // InfoSci Minor
Hometown: Groton Massachusetts
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock Climbing // Running
Fun Fact: I co-produced and wrote a super flamin' hot hip-hop/rap track with my great friend and fellow guide Chris Welker
Nainika D'Souza College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, sleeping, eating, petting dogs
Fun Fact: A neutron star is so dense that a teaspoon of it has a mass equivalent to that of the entire rocky mountains
Noah Schulman College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental Science & Sustainability
Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee, Running, Cross Country Skiing
Fun Fact: A palm tree is techincally not a real tree.
Ogbo Ngwu College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Sustainability Sciences & Environmental Economics
Hometown: Potomac, MD
Favorite Outdoor Activity: backpacking, kayaking, tussling with bears, trail running, etc
Fun Fact: The mountains are mine.
Paige Wagar College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental & Sustainability Sciences, Development Sociology
Hometown: Ventura, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming in the splendid waves of the Pacific Ocean is lovely. Being surrounded by big trees and sleeping under the stars makes me happy.
Fun Fact: If I could have any superpower, it would be the power to materialize authentic Mexican food at any moment.
Paul DeVito College: Engineering!
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Hastings on Hudson, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Conversing with the local wildlife
Fun Fact: Sometimes trees aren't great conversationalists
Paul Russell College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: ILR
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Fun Fact: I have an album on iTunes
Rachel Whalen College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: English and Psychology (majors)
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking
Fun Fact: I can juggle!
Read Barbee College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Meditating, hiking, walking barefoot, imagining I am a tree, attempting to communicate with animals telepathically, sleeping under the stars, mountain climbing, listening.
Fun Fact: I once spent a month living in Nepal and trekking through the Himalayas.
Red Giuliano College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Economics and Math
Hometown: Milan, Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Covering myself in vaseline and rolling around in the grass and pretending to be a slug
Fun Fact: Over 85% of fun facts are made up!
Sarah Scott-Cruz College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Animal Science
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock CLimbing! and climbing trees! and eno-ing
Fun Fact: Hippos secrete a reddish oily substance that protects them from drying and sunburn! also, I once guided with someone who trained show dogs!
Solina Kennedy College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Who knows?! (Undecided)
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking places, climbing things, extreme hammocking, waterfall massages and hugging trees
Fun Fact: Honeybees fly ~15mph!!!
Talia Turnham College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Math & Computer Science
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Biking, hiking, rowing, exploring, and anything involving chocolate
Fun Fact: While biking from the Atlantic to the Pacific on a 6 week trip, I learned all the words to Busta Rhymes' rap in "Look At Me Now".
Tracy Zheng College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Development Sociology
Hometown: Queens, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, Running, Biking, Bouldering, Ice Skating
Fun Fact: I once rode a camel and went sand sledding in the Gobi dessert.
Vincent Forand College: Business!
Major: Majoring in Business Administration, Minoring in Real Estate
Hometown: Portland, OR, United States
Favorite Outdoor Activity: By far my favorite outdoor activity is backpacking/hiking.
Fun Fact: I have been to over 20 States in the United States! I am aiming to visit all 50 states before I am 25.
Walter Johnsen College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Chemistry and History
Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking! also Running! also Biking!
Fun Fact: If I could get coffee with any two people, it would be with Ernest Shackleton and Steve Irwin.
Xavier Luna Orion Sabourin Eddy College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: ILR
Hometown: Cortez, Colorado
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, hiking, caving, writing, napping, eating.
Fun Fact: My family and I lived in a bus in the San Juan Mountains for the first few years I was alive.
Zoe Maisel College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hometown: New City, New York
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Getting to really high places
Fun Fact: My gum-lines are receding. Not fun, but important to talk about - don't brush too hard, peeps!