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Margaret Phipps, Intern

Margaret Phipps headshotMargaret: I will have graduated from the Thacher School in June and look forward to continuing my education this fall at Hamilton College. At Thacher, I was the head of the Environmental Action Committee and member of the Sustainability Council. Next year, I look forward to pursuing my interests in environmental activism and biology. I enjoy spending time backpacking, rock climbing, and running in the Sespe, the Sierras, and West Marin.

Margaret will be joining us for a short time in late July, 2019.


Grace Holmstrom, Intern

Grace Holmstrom picture.pngGrace: Hi, my name is Grace Holmstrom and I am a senior in high school at a boarding school in Carbondale, Colorado.  I love rock climbing, kayaking skiing, and backpacking and almost anything where I get to spend time outside!  I also love art – especially drawing, painting, and ceramics.  I am passionate about science and the environment and hope to major in Environmental Analysis in college.

Grace will be joining us as an intern for the summer of 2019.


Abe Norman, Intern

Abe Norman photoAbe is 23 years old, and graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in psychology and graphic design last spring.  He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife Mikaela.  Abe grew up spending a lot of this time outside in Minnesota.  Influenced greatly by his parents’ love for the outdoors, he cultivated and developed a passion to seek out unknown and wild places in the world and challenge himself to experience them to the fullest.  He loves nature, and enjoys the solitude and uncorrupted beauty that it offers.  While his father is from MN, his mother is from Uganda, where he spent some time during his younger formative years.  This instilled in him a love for his own culture, as well as a genuine interest in being impacted by others.  When he isn’t working, Abe enjoys spending time with family and friends, backpacking, trips to the BWCA, reading, photography, working on his motorcycle, and exploring whichever environment he finds himself in.  He finds joy in sharing these experiences with outer.  But is know to seemingly disappear in the the woods for his own time of solitude.  Upon finishing undergrad, Abe knew he didn’t want to work in an office.  Although he found himself interviewing at many office jobs, his summer as a member of the first cohort of the Glacier Bay Session solidified his desire to find a care\er that was outside the ordinary.  Shortly after leaving Alaska last summer, Abe began taking courses in fire science.  he is currently pursuing a career as a firefighter/ first responder.  And hopes to be hired on a fire/ rescue department in the Northwest.




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