Kaylan of Pali Institute

Education: Emerson College BFA Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Kaylan's parents had to cajole, bargain, and straight-up bribe her to go hiking when she was a kid. Then she grew up and realized that hiking was actually super awesome. She started doing outdoor programing with kids at a summer camp and found it deeply rewarding. She doubled down on improving her outdoors skills, went on some challenging personal expeditions, and got some formal training. The more she learned about Outdoor Education, the more sure she became that it was the right path for her. Kaylan also loves books and hopes to write one herself one day.