Our Guides

Alex Siskovic College: Engineering!
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Novelty, OH
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, running, and eating.
Fun Fact: I was a synchronized ice skater in a previous life! 
Amy Shen College: Engineering!
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Newton, MA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: climbing things, frisbee, running around barefoot, chilling in the sun
Fun Fact: The sounds of the word "crisp" moves from the back of your mouth to the front
Anna Lifsec College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations
Hometown: New York City
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Mountain biking, running, endurance horse back riding
Fun Fact: I've worked at a horse rescue farm for most of my life!
Andrew Tsakiris College: Engineering!
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Acton, Mass
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Cooking, fording rivers, stargazing
Fun Fact: I taught myself to juggle!
Anthony Ricketts College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Major in Economics with Minors in English and Law & Society
Hometown: All over the US!
Favorite Outdoor Activity: I'm a huge fan of all outdoor games and sports which involve running.
Fun Fact: I study the germanic longsword.
Anya Sherman College: Engineering!
Major: Environmental engineering
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, running
Fun Fact: I tried to rent a llama for a fake club but got declined by too many local llama farms so I got a rabbit and named her llama instead
Arjun Lev Pillai Hausner College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Major: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences Minor: Marine Biology
Hometown: I grew up in Cambodia, Kazakhstan and India
Favorite Outdoor Activity: I love hiking, canoeing, hammocking, and climbing trees!
Fun Fact: Coccolithophores are my favorite phytoplankton
Caleb Berman College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Physics
Hometown: NYC
Favorite Outdoor Activity: If I can't SCUBA then what's this all been about?
Fun Fact: still sad over the death of vine rip
Cecilia Martindale College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Psychology!
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Favorite Outdoor Activity: the Sun
Fun Fact: I've actually never been in a car before (I've been in vans though)!
Chris Draikiwicz College: Engineering!
Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Warren, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Going to every MLB stadium in America
Fun Fact: II always root for my hometown teams... Mets, Jets, Nets, Rutgers, and Devils. None of them are very much good, but the outdoors is a nice escape from that!
Claire Jones College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Biology, with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Hometown: Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running, climbing rocks and/or trees, backpacking, bird watching, cooking and eating good food
Fun Fact: Eastern screech owls (like the one in this picture) often carry live blind snakes home to their nests full of chicks. The snakes live in the bottom of the tree cavity where the owls nest and eat bugs that otherwise would have parasitized the chicks. It's like Guardians of Ga'Hoole but it's real life!!!!
Conner Swenberg College: Engineering!
Major: Applied and Engineering Physics
Hometown: Mill Valley, California
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, sight-seeing, snowboarding, hiking
Fun Fact: I'm what they call mixed-handed where I prefer some tasks to one side and some tasks to the other!
David Marchena College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Statistics and Computer Science
Hometown: New Hartford, Connecticut
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock climbing, skiing, backpacking, tree running
Fun Fact: One of my great-great-grandfathers was the president of Costa Rica in the early 1900s - twice
Elise Cording College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Major: English. Minors: Creative Writing + Environmental & Sustainability Sciences
Hometown: Los Altos, California
Favorite Outdoor Activity: I love backpacking, skiing, running, and gorge swimming (safely)!
Fun Fact: My most peaceful state is while eating.
Elizabeth Yardley College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Sellersville, PA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock climbing, hiking, swimming, canoeing, hammocking, running, and backpacking
Fun Fact: I really want to dye my hair purple.
Ella Ackerman College: Architecture, Art, and Planning!
Major: Urban planning
Hometown: Granby, CT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: skiing, hiking, gardening, kayaking, and eating blueberries
Fun Fact: I've had two pet turtles and they both ran away
Ellie Leape College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Washington, DC
Favorite Outdoor Activity: canoeing, hiking, running, making s'mores
Fun Fact: I used to think leap days were named after me...turns out they're not
Emma Badini College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences
Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, skiing, running, tree-climbing, hammocking, anything and everything :)
Fun Fact: My roommate and I really wanna get a pet skunk :)
Emma Jelliffe College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Biological Sciences, possibly Biology and Society
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming after a long summer time hike, especially in Lake George, NY!
Fun Fact: My favorite flavor or M&M's is brown
Emma Renner College: Engineering!
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Round Hill, VA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: kayaking! cooking! eating! hiking! swimming! running! watching sunsets! smiling!
Fun Fact: Once I went viral on Twitter
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.
Emery Bergmann College: Architecture, Art, and Planning!
Major: Fine arts
Hometown: Montclair Nj
Favorite Outdoor Activity: swimming in lakes and hikin mountains, all that good stuff
Fun Fact: One time I walked Hugh Jackman's dog
Emily Wood College: Engineering!
Major: Materials Science & Engineering
Hometown: Hockessin, DE
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking & Hammocking
Fun Fact: I've always wanted to buy one of those grocery divider things, but every time the cashier just puts it back.
Ernest Bethe IV College: Human Ecology!
Major: Nutritional Science!
Hometown: Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Capture the Flag!
Fun Fact: Bamboo develops at such a fast pace that you can hear it growing!
Francis Ledesma College: Engineering!
Major: Chemical Engineering, Minor in Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hammocking (yes it's a word), hiking, and exploring new places!
Fun Fact: I wear size 17 shoes!
Gabe Cappetta College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Plant Sciences
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking/foraging
Fun Fact: I like to sew!
Gabriella Isabel Lifsec College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations, with a minor in Law and Society
Hometown: New York City
Favorite Outdoor Activity: I love Mountain Biking and teach the course at COE! I also learned how to Water Ski while abroad this semester and it is one of the most incredible things I have ever done (besides actual skiing and horseback riding).
Fun Fact: I ran my first marathon last October in the pouring rain. :O
Graham Wilcox College: Engineering!
Major: Engineering Physics
Hometown: Vestal, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Climbing trees high enough that they sway a lil in the wind and then sitting there long enough to forget that I'm in a tree.
Fun Fact: I spelled my own name wrong on the library card I signed when I was four. I did not notice for over a decade. I still use the card.
Hanna Arfine College: Engineering!
Major: Information Science major, Computing in the Arts minor
Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
Favorite Outdoor Activity: hiking, backpacking, skiing, swimming, hammocking, reading while hammocking, road tripping, playing with dogs
Fun Fact: I am the washed-up ex poster child of my local  orthodontist 
Hannah Doyle College: Engineering!
Major: Major in Engineering Physics, Computer Science Minor
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking uphill
Fun Fact: I once carved an ear out of a bar of soap!
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 Spanish, Global Health, and Law & Society)
Hometown: Leonardtown, MD
Favorite Outdoor Activity: i just kinda like hanging around outside
Fun Fact: one time I designed and ordered a custom photo mug and all the photos were sloths
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
Jaimie Diamond College: Engineering!
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running
Fun Fact: I was in a Clean & Clear Commercial about my love for science!
Jazz Lugay College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Biology Major, Music Minor
Hometown: Lagrangeville, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Outdoor Rock Climbing, Backpacking, swimming, canoeing, SPONGE POLOOO!!!
Fun Fact: I can flip a coin between my fingers! Also, Jazz is not my real name. 50 bonus points to you if you figure out my real name
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!
Jessica Nagy College: Human Ecology!
Major: Human Development! (premed!)
Hometown: Verona, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Oooooooooh smiling, laughing, jumping in piles of leaves, eating burnt marshmallows, hammocking, and looking at stars!!! preferably all in one day!!!
Fun Fact: I'm spending this summer in ~Wyoming~ taking a Wilderness EMT class with NOLS! Stay tuned for deets on my first trip to the Western 1/2 of the US!!
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
Joanna Papadakis College: Eek it’s complicated :)
Major: Human Development (hopefully!)
Hometown: North Hampton, New Hampshire!!
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running! Backpacking! Field games! Scavenger hunts! Swimming!
Fun Fact: I am a triplet :) Oooh also I can flip my belly button inside out (I know it’s weird but it’s also pretty cool)
John Yoon College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Comparative Literature, German Studies
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking, stories, and riddles
Fun Fact: I made eye contact with a bear on my first Odyssey trip!
Joshua Sadinsky College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Music, German, Sound Studies
Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, canoeing, caving, running, climbing, chillin like a villain
Fun Fact: The funniest moment in my whole life was when I was sitting on a freezing log scraping charcoal brownie off the bottom of a pan and eating it with my GOLD trip. Later I found out that Jeff Miles was really just pranking me!!!
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 with Global Health minor
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: swimming, backpacking, running, CAPTURE THE FLAG
Fun Fact: I am Obama's dog
Katie Reis College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Government major, global health minor
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Adventuring with my dogs
Fun Fact: My cat's name is Beethoven.
Kaysie Yu College: Engineering!
Major: Information Science, Systems and Technology
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Any and every type of climbing, exploring, stargazing
Fun Fact: I love puffins! The bird AND the cereal!
Kyra Conroy College: Engineering!
Major: operations research engineering! minor in business
Hometown: naperville IL
Favorite Outdoor Activity: trail running, backpacking, kayaking, spending time with friends in outdoors
Fun Fact: I am known to throw craft parties. I invited 35 people to embroidery last friday night.
Lindsay Brown College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Double Majoring in Plant Sciences & Viticulture and Enology
Hometown: Cooperstown, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Tree Identification!!
Fun Fact: I'll be spending the majority of my summer at the Cornell Orchards!
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.
Marguerite Lorenzo College: Engineering!
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Canoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing
Fun Fact: I'm fluent in french!!
Matt Milward College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences / Development Sociology & Climate Change Minors
Hometown: Boring, OR
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Loitering
Fun Fact: I managed to break and reduce my toe while watching a basketball game. And no, it doesn't work right anymore.
Megan Goyette College: Human Ecology!
Major: Policy Analysis and Management
Hometown: Coooooolumbia, Missouri
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking up mountains, exploring new places, meditating
Fun Fact: Did you know that if you took all the peanut butter that Americans eat in a year, it could coat the floor of the Grand Canyon.......
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.
Michelle Croen College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Biological Engineering
Hometown: Somers, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking! Climbing things! Hammocking!
Fun Fact: I have never been to Taco Bell!
Misha Dimmick College: Engineering!
Major: Major: Civil (?) Engineering Minor: Business
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, hammocking, swimming, walking my dog, chasing sunsets
Fun Fact: I eat tomatoes like apples
Nainika D'Souza College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Information Science
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Sleeping, eating, laying down, cooking
Fun Fact: My favorite outdoor activities are the same as my favorite indoor activities
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.
Olia Javidi College: Engineering!
Major: Operations Research
Hometown: San Diego, California
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hammocking!
Fun Fact: I won a car!
Olivia Miller College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Environmental and Sustainability Sciences
Hometown: Newport, Vermont
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming and cliff jumping, snowboarding, rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, soaking up the sun
Fun Fact: Never seen the Lion King!
Owen Valdescruz College: Engineering!
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hometown: Wellington, Florida
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Waking up early and watching the sunrise
Fun Fact: I had to have the tendons in my mouth cut because my tongue was too short at birth
Pablo Fiori College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Newton, MA
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Sleeping in hammocks
Fun Fact: Not really. I really like hammocks. I even found a picture of me in a hammock for this.
Rachel Geltman  College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Biological Engineering
Hometown: Washington, DC
Favorite Outdoor Activity: When it's warm, hiking, trail running, and canoeing are my go-to's, but in the winter it's all about sledding down Libe Slope! (Extra points for using a makeshift cardboard sled :) )
Fun Fact: According to the internet, it takes between 144 and 411 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop
Rachel Whalen College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: English and Psychology (majors)
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking
Fun Fact: I can juggle!
Sarah Scott-Cruz College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Animal Science (minor ESS)
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock climbing, hiking, tree climbing, SUN! or snow
Fun Fact: Published poetry and can regularly finish the monster (40oz) milkshake from purity
Shayla Lugay College: Agriculture and Life Sciences!
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: LaGrangeville, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Picnicking & Bouquet-Making
Fun Fact: I'm probably playing dress-up.
Tate Schneider College: Arts and Sciences!
Major: Government, Sociology, Spanish
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Anything on the water, and not in the cold!
Fun Fact: I have a niece that is exactly one half of my height
Tracy Zheng College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations with minors in Economics and Business
Hometown: Queens, NY
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, running, ice skating, taking in the VIEWS
Fun Fact: Call me ignorant, but I didn't realize how beautiful owls truly were until I held a 16 year old owl in Edinburgh, Scotland summer of 2017 (see photo for reference).
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.
Xavier Luna Orion Sabourin Eddy College: Industrial and Labor Relations!
Major: ILR, with minors in English, Inequalities Studies, and the History of Capitalism
Hometown: Cortez, Colorado
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Marching in the streets, or eating wild berries
Fun Fact: The term "redneck" was popularized in the early 20th century to refer to striking coal miners across the south who wore red bandanas to show solidarity.
Yunting Fang College: Engineering!
Major: Chemical Engineering major w/ concentration in enology
Hometown: China
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Feeding geese (See photo illustration)
Fun Fact: Istill haven’t told my parents about my nose piercing help