firstname.lastname@example.org Originally from New Jersey, Rachel graduated in 2006 from Muhlenberg College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Environmental Studies. After graduating, she began working for various outdoor education centers on the East Coast in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Once she began working as a naturalist in California in 2008, she immediately fell in love with the west coast. Since then, she has obtained her Wilderness First Responder certification and has lead trips for hundreds of students in exciting places such as the Colorado River, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Point Reyes, Santa Cruz Mountains, and all along the California coast. Some of her favorite things to do are rock climbing, running, poi (fire spinning), music, laughing, and travel. Her passion for climbing and adventure has taken her to such places as Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Mexico. She believes her enthusiasm for the outdoors originated from the summers she spent as a kid at overnight camp in Maine. Camp helped her build self-confidence, become more self-reliant, establish life-long friendships, and develop an appreciation and respect for nature. As an outdoor educator, she strives to achieve these same things in the students she works with.