Hey! My name is Emma. I’m a “professional volunteer” and am preparing myself to combine social work with my love of the outdoors. While volunteering through Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest and AmeriCorps I lived in rural Montana and Southeast Alaska. There I was lucky enough to live with incredible access to myriad trails, opportunities for simplicity and stillness, and a time to connect to the land.
After stomping around glaciers, plains, and a rainforest for two years, I challenged myself to come home and find the same sense of wonder in nature back here in Cincinnati without the mountains, insane wildlife, or sense of solitude.
Though I am still working on finding that sense of wonder and contentment here, I’m looking forward to exploring more of the world and finding it there.
Q- What trips are you currently day dreaming about?
A- I’m especially inclined to make my way to South America, the Canadian Rockies, the Alaskan Interior, and anywhere that has good trees to climb.
Q– Is there a trip that you are planning to do next?
A– I’d like to get more acquainted with distance biking so I’m hoping to bike the Little Miami Trail pretty soon.
Q– What was the last trip you took?
A– Before leaving Alaska in June, my roommates and I took a week to camp across the Kenai Peninsula along the south-central part of the state.