Hi, I’m Sierra! I grew up in Park City, Utah, a small ski town that is a short hop and skip away from the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau. Camping below impossibly tall canyon walls, following my lizard comrades, and climbing juniper trees as a kid shaped the adult I am now by leaving me with a constant curiosity and yearning for that gorgeous place.
I am now a senior majoring in environmental studies and minoring in international development at the University of Montana. Participating in the Colorado Plateau Spring 2018 WRFI course was the most impactful experience of my life, as it combined my deep-rooted love of the desert with my passion for social and environmental justice. The next step for me is figuring out how I can get back into the wild as a career! I’m looking into various environmental graduate programs, with the ultimate goal being getting a degree that equips me to be an instructor myself one day. It’s hard to imagine anything more rewarding than guiding others in what is likely to be the most educational, positive, and formative experience of their lives.
In my free time I like to whip around the West in my mini-van, searching for new trails to wander and questions to ask. I love to share stories and answer questions about what it’s like to be a WRFI student- please do not hesitate to contact me!