Alyssa S.

Instructor, Colorado Explorer 1, 2, & 3

After four months of backpacking in South America, Alyssa is excited to return for her second season as an instructor. In college, she helped start the James Madison University climbing club and served happiness at a farm-to-table café. An avid advocate for exploration, she is a Wilderness First Responder and a former Camp Pinnacle trip leader.

  • Education: James Madison University; bachelor’s degree in psychology
  • Why is working for Adventure Treks important to you? I am grateful to work for Adventure Treks because it surrounds me with intentional and inspirational people of all ages. These people push me to work harder, learn continually, and remain selfless. All of this is done safely and with a genuine appreciation for the outdoors. Plus, I get to sport a great hat.
  • What excites you the most about working for AT this summer? Being able to explore alongside others. Not only do I get to meet a whole group of future change-makers, but I get to do this under beautiful scenery with great food, conversation, and laughter.
  • What do you do when not working for AT? I can often be found traveling, drawing, cooking, and reading. My ultimate goal is to become a professor of psychology or to own a locally-sourced brunch café.
  • Favorite outdoor memory? Hiking along the Inca Trail in Peru and seeing Machu and Huayna Picchu through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).
  • Favorite quote: “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” – Bernard Williams