Skiing has been an integral part of my life since before I was born. I grew up in South Lake Tahoe, CA to a family of skiers, ski raced at a young age, switched to acro/ballet skiing (yes, I know!) and mogul skiing, and eventually discovered freeride skiing. After obtaining a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology in Boulder, CO, I took a job at a cancer research center in Seattle, WA and began coaching youth freeride skiing at Crystal Mountain on the weekends. While living in Washington, I have discovered rock climbing, mountain biking, in addition to backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. Currently, I work as a Microbiologist at a brewery in Seattle and coach adult women's freeride skiing clinics with SheJumps and local ski areas in the winter. I enjoy a good suffer fest, and I like to challenge myself with big goals, entering competitions, and mastery of my sports, often pushing myself to my limits in an educated and safe manner. A huge part of my interests with recreating outside include stewardship and advanced education in outdoor sports, namely avalanche education/snow safety, rock rescue skills, and trail stewardship. Through these passions, I created the Snowpack Avalanche Scholarship Program with SheJumps and the Northwest Avalanche Center to provide affordable avalanche education to women in the Pacific Northwest, a program that I hope to continue and see grow for many years to come.
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