Britney Gitch

Campus Ambassador

Hi, I’m Britney! I grew up in Vancouver, Washington and immediately formed a relationship with nature through numerous hunting and hiking excursions. In 2013, I made my way to the spectacular Bozeman area to attend Montana State University. Quickly falling in love with the rugged mountains and endless outdoor recreation, I sought every avenue to get myself out of the classroom and into nature. I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard about WRFI as it allowed me to immerse myself in the environment while earning college credit! It doesn’t get much better than that.

I embarked on the Montana Afoot and Afloat course in 2015 where I learned the powerful advantages of outdoor education and place-based learning. This two-month course absolutely shaped me into the person I am today. I now have a greater understanding and love of my Montana home and feel incredibly comfortable in the backcountry! The guest speakers not only provided me with critical firsthand information about the area but also helped foster connections in new communities. I am constantly grateful for my WRFI experience and family.

After the trip, I found myself on such a high. I explored careers in outdoor education, something I had never thought of doing before. I began working at Montana Outdoor Science School, first as a volunteer, then instructor and now as the Summer Program Director. When I’m not at work, I’m on campus pursuing a master’s in history, exploring the mountains or going on road trips in my little Corolla. Feel free to contact me at any time! I love sharing WRFI stories and helpful nuggets of advice!