Originally from Iowa City, IA, Eleanor now resides in Rabat, Morocco, where she is a math and ESL teacher and college counselor at the Addictest Center. Previously, Eleanor worked at the Outdoor Academy in Pisgah Forest, NC, as a resident wilderness educator. She’s also been an outdoor educator at Chewonki in Maine, where she led backpacking and canoeing trips. In college, Eleanor spent a few summers as a counselor at Camp Tanglefoot, a Girl Scout camp in her home state, and worked as a trip leader for Bowdoin’s outing club. Fun fact: Eleanor can speak French and Arabic!
- Education: Bowdoin College, bachelor’s degree in mathematics
- Certifications: Wilderness first responder, TEFL certificate
- Favorite outdoor memory: I designed and led my college outing club’s first-ever overnight stand-up paddleboarding trip on a river, and it ended up being an amazing experience; it was so cool to not only enact my vision, but also to have it go so well!
- Favorite outdoor achievement: Solo-portaging a canoe for the first time in the Boundary Waters.
- Favorite place you’ve traveled: The Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara
- Favorite hobbies: Hammocking, swimming, reading, doing puzzles, and making bagels and eating bagels!
- What are you most excited for this summer? I am excited to lead trips out west and learn from my instructor team! I love having the opportunity to learn from my peers and my students. One of the greatest things about outdoor education is picking up on tricks and habits from co-instructors.