Renee’s birthplace lies just north of Boston in Marblehead, but she currently calls Salt Lake City, UT, home. Before coming to Adventure Treks, Renee was a naturalist at Foothill Horizons, an outdoor education school in northern California, where she taught science to middle schoolers. This past winter, Renee had the pleasure of teaching ski lessons to kids in Utah. She was also a science apprentice at the High Mountain Institute in Colorado; there, she taught science and led multi-day backpacking and backcountry skiing expeditions for high schoolers. Renee has also been a STEM instructor for Camp Cody’s Nature’s Classroom in New Hampshire; the assistant sailing director for a camp in Boston; an expedition crew member and volunteer scientist for the Rozalia Project; and a trip leader for McGill’s outdoor program, where she facilitated camping, hiking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting trips for underclassmen. Renee joins Adventure Treks for her second season as an instructor.
- Education: McGill University, bachelor’s degree in earth system science. After this summer, Renee will start a master’s degree program in teaching at the University of Washington
- Medical certification: Wilderness first responder, mental health first aid, PSIA alpine level 1
- Favorite outdoor achievement:The adventures that slacklining has brought into my life—most recently, I crossed most of a beautiful, 50-meter alpine highline.
- Favorite hobbies: Playing outside, creating art, writing, slacklining, skiing, sailing, and hiking!