Emma Schatz

January 28, 2022
Heyya! My name is Emma Schatz and I am an alumna of WRFI’s 2021 Environmental Ethics course. I am currently a senior at UW-Madison double majoring in Environmental Studies and Life Sciences Communication with a certificate in Chicane & Latine Studies.   Growing up, nature shaped who I was and helped me better understand myself

Jesse Stenske

January 24, 2022
Howdy! My name is Jesse. I grew up in western Wisconsin near the Twin Cities, and I am studying Environmental Planning and Outdoor Education at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. I joined the Montana Afoot & Afloat expedition in 2018, and my time with WRFI entirely altered the course of my education, my

Silas Andrews

November 12, 2021
Hello, my name is Silas Andrews, and I am a fourth-year student at Montana State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physics – Interdisciplinary Climate Science with minors in Math and Computer Science. I participated in the Cycle the Rockies 2021 course with WRFI and loved the experience! I grew up with a family that

Ali Bierman

November 9, 2021
Greetings! My name is Ali, I am a 2021 Colorado Plateau alum, and an almost-graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Business and Sustainability. My roots are in Bozeman, Montana, where I grew up in the mountains. It was almost impossible to not fall in love with the blistering cold winters and the

Leila Gabrys

October 29, 2021
Hi! My name is Leila Gabrys and I’m currently attending my third year at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where I’m majoring in Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Studies, with a certificate in Data Science. I participated in the WRFI Cycle the Rockies course in the summer of 2021, which undoubtedly changed my life! I love

Langley Sieve

October 29, 2021
Hey! My name is Langley Sieve, and I am from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I grew up on the short but sweet coastline of New Hampshire. Growing up I spent a lot of time by the ocean swimming and exploring coastal ecosystems, but as I got older, I found myself yearning to explore other landscapes beyond

Allie Leber

March 26, 2021
Hi, my name is Allie Leber, and I’m an alumna of WRFI’s 2017 Montana Afoot and Afloat course. I’m also a recent graduate of Temple University in North Philadelphia where I studied anthropology, environmental studies, and religion. I grew up on the edge of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although I love the city of Philadelphia so much,

Claire Stowe

November 6, 2020
Hey! I’m Claire Stowe, a University of Wisconsin – Madison and WRFI alumna. I graduated UW in the spring (May 2020) with degrees in Environmental Studies, Geography and a certificate in Food Systems. I participated in the Cycle the Rockies course in the summer of 2018! Originally, I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but now have

Henry Freundlich

September 9, 2020
Hi, my name is Henry Freundlich. I grew up on Long Island, New York and developed a bond with nature through time spent on the water. Growing up fishing and exploring the natural areas in my neighborhood, I quickly realized that I had a thirst for being immersed in the outdoors. As I grew older,

Renne Baldwin

September 9, 2020
My name is Renne Baldwin and I completed the Colorado Plateau semester in spring 2018. Currently, I’m a Master’s student in Geography at the University of British Columbia where I study environmental history, rivers, and data feminism. When I’m not studying, you can most often find me backpacking, canoeing, or gardening. I discovered WRFI through