Roisin L.

Instructor, Alaska Expedition 1

Currently residing in Keystone, CO, Roisin joins Adventure Treks for her first season as an instructor. She’s spent the last five years working in the northeast, but she’s actually from Cairns, Australia (and carries an Irish citizenship in addition to being American and Australian!). While at the University of Vermont, she was a research intern studying urban ecology and climate resiliency. She’s led multi-day canoe trips for teenagers along the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail; worked on a remote island in Cambodia; and volunteered with Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center regarding the plight of sea turtles. Most recently, she worked at the Keystone Science School, leading camping and hiking trips and teaching science to school groups.

  • Education: University of Vermont; bachelor’s degree in environmental studies
  • Certifications: Wilderness first responder, PADI rescue diver
  • What excites you most about working for AT this summer? Getting to spend a summer adventuring with people excited to explore and learn more about this beautiful world around us.
  • Favorite outdoor memory? There are so many, but one that stands out is watching the sunset after a two-day backpacking trip in a monsoon in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • Favorite quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better it’s not.” – Dr. Seuss