Student Leaders

Meet the C-OAR Team

The Coordinators are a collection of student leaders that represent Seattle University’s Outdoor Adventure Recreation program (OAR). There is one Coordinator position for each of the six programming areas: Bike, Climb, Service, Snow, Trail, and Water. Coordinators’ primary functions are to provide strategic leadership for their specific area and for the overall program, to serve as leaders for various types of outings, to be trained in risk management and wilderness emergency response, and to teach environmental sustainability practices.

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Caroline

Water Coordinator

Junior, Mathematics 

Caroline is a third year mathematics major. She loves being outside, hanging out with her friends and family, eating and learning new things. She has a passion for being immersed in her surroundings and going back to her roots. Caroline hopes one day to see you in the great outdoors with her!

Outdoor Training:

Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Lifeguard, Leave No Trace Course, Kayak Rescue

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Jessica

Snow Coordinator

Junior, Creative Writing

Jessica was born under the sunny skies of California. Growing up she enjoyed climbing trees and making mud pies. Now that she's older, she loves trying all manner of outdoor activities and meeting new people. Her three favorite sports are snowboarding, surfing, and ice skating. She's excited to get together outside!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Lifeguard, Leave No Trace Course

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Nicholas

Bike Coordinator

Senior, Criminal Justice

Nicholas is a man of nature, born in the grass, raised in the foothills of Southern California. Nicholas spent the first 18 years of his life being raised by wolves, or as he called them, mom and dad. Having fought his bears by the age of 16, he realized his true calling was to be an OAR leader at Seattle University, a role that he didn’t know existed, at a school he hadn’t applied to yet, in a city he had never been to. That, or he is just a guy who likes to hike.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Lifeguard, Leave No Trace Course

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Mara

Trail Coordinator

Senior, Philosophy

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm.” – John Muir. Mara is from a suburb outside of Spokane, Washington and definitely shares John Muir’s attitude about nature. She is a rock climber, hiker and plant-infused nature enthusiast. The mountains are in us, so let’s go be in them!

Outdoor Training:

Wilderness First Responder, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

Meet the Trip Leads

Trip Leads co-lead our day and multi-day outings, and may additionally support OAR's campus activities and events. Their primary functions are to serve in leadership roles for outings, to teach wilderness skills and safety management, to reduce risks while in the field, and to model environmental sustainability practices.

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Kennedy

Junior, Environmental Studies & English Literature

Kennedy was lucky to have been born and raised in the wondrous Grand Canyon State – good ole Arizona. Despite her deep love of AZ’s various climate types, none of them remotely resemble the uniquely glorious Pacific Northwest. Therefore, Kennedy cordially invites you to explore the PNW alongside with her. Let’s go!

Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Zena-Maria

Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Zena is a Mechanical Engineering major who has a passion for going outside, exploring and getting lost. She really likes dirt, and really loves the water, but surprisingly isn’t that big a fan of mud.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Paul

Senior, Social Work

Paul is a fourth year social work/Spanish language student hailing from the rainy Oregon Coast. Paul is the happiest when he's surrounded by really tall trees and good company. Away from nature you’ll probably find him with friends, reading, laughing, drinking tea, meditating, shopping for plants or planning his next trip outside. Adventures are more fun when they are shared, so come along! Bonus points if you bring doughnuts or some music!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Rachal

Senior, Nursing

In her free time you can find Rachal exploring trails, tripping on skies and sipping waterfalls! Rachal is currently a senior nursing student with ambitions to pursue a specialty in emergency medicine.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Reid

Junior, Electrical Engineering

Reid is from the Chicago land area. He's been skiing since he was a kid and has not stopped. Reid loves exploring the PNW!

Outdoor Training: 

Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Rose

Junior, Environmental Studies

Rose is a life-time lover of the outdoors. She grew up in the Colorado Rockies and has ventured through the forests and deserts of numerous national and state parks. She believes that everyone should have the opportunity to explore and learn from the tranquility of the beautiful outdoors. Rose loves hiking, snowshoeing and biking, as well as trying new outdoor activities.  She's so excited to adventure with you all!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Lexie

Junior, Marine Biology

Lexie loves being outside, even in the rain. If she's not hiking or snowboarding in her free time, she's either watching a documentary about it or reading about it!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Maddie

Junior, Humanities for Teaching, Environmental Studies

Maddie and like many of y'all, are huge nature enthusiasts. Growing up in Colorado, Maddie was lucky to live amongst yellow aspen trees, snow-capped mountains, open skies, and so much more. She is currently a junior studying Humanities for Teaching and Environmental Studies. She loves backpacking, snowboarding, doing improve, storytelling, and being barefoot as much as possible. Let’s go explore the PNW together, shall we?

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Martha

Junior, Environmental Studies

Martha loves to adventure outdoors! She grew up exploring the beautiful Sierra Nevadas and became hooked on the feeling of being out in nature at a very young age. She really believes that being outdoors can be beneficial for everyone; it’s a great way to get away from the stress of our daily lives. She can’t wait to experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest with you all!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Molly

Junior, Humanities for Leadership

Molly is from Reno, Nevada. She grew up experiencing all four seasons and the outdoor adventures they bring.  Especially living in a city, she believes we need to get away and delve into the nature this world has to offer.  It is outside where she feels most in-tune with the world and her fellow adventurers.  She looks forward to leading you to feel the same way she does when exploring outside and hopes that she can learn from you as well.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Jillian

Senior, Environmental and Civil Engineering

Jillian is a Civil and Environmental Engineering major with a love for mountains. You can find her skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and wishing she had a dog to join her on her adventures. Jillian grew up running around Idaho but she's most happiest when she's exploring somewhere new. The PNW offer endless great places – let’s go outside!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Top and Lead Belay

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Emily

Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Emily was born and raised in the PNW. She grew up hiking in the Olympics and kayaking and sailing on the Puget Sound. Emily loves being outdoors, whether it’s in the city, in the mountains, or on the water. When she's not outside or in the library, Emily enjoys reading Harry Potter, cooking veggies and knitting socks.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Ari

Junior, Civil Engineering

Ari loves to run around in the great outdoors, whether it be climbing a tree or hiking a mountain. She was raised in WA and is super stoked to get to share the beauty of this state with you. Ari knows a ton of random facts about bears and love learning about new wildflowers!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Bailee

Junior, Environmental Studies

Bailee is from Nebraska and she's an Environmental Studies major. She has always loved the outdoors and going on adventures. As a child, Bailee was always roaming around and exploring the wilderness. She still has love for nature and she knows it will always be a part of her life. Bailee's dream is to work to preserve the beauty of nature and share this love with others.

Outdoor Training: 

Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Tess

Senior, Humanities for Leadership & Public Affairs

Tess is from sunny Phoenix, Arizona. She moved up to Washington and is learning to love these rainy days. She is currently a Junior double majoring in Humanities for Leadership and Public Affairs with a specialization in Global Health. She loves swimming, climbing, white water rafting, snowboarding, and hiking. She is a huge fan of the great outdoors and can’t wait to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest with you!

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Denny

Senior, Computer Science

Denny is a lifelong Washingtonian from the greater Seattle area. He enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the hidden gems the PNW has to offer. He's an easy going guy that likes adventuring and trying new things. He likes free ride longboarding, surfing and hiking- basically anything that will get the adrenaline pumping. Denny thinks it’s vital to spend at least a day out of the city and appreciate the outdoors, so make time and come shred some waves or explore the mountains! Cheers.

Outdoor Training:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course

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Diana

Sophomore, Marine Science and Conservation

It all started when Diana's parents decided to train her to ride a bicycle on the sandy shores of the Oregon coast. Or maybe from that first time Diana got tumbled by ocean waves, either way, from there sprung a passion for the ocean and environment that manifested itself in boogie boarding, surfing, swimming, skiing, hiking, and scuba diving, or anything involving breathing fresh, outdoor air. She loves the ocean, she loves the trees, she loves the stars and she loves showing other people how exciting and beautiful things are. So join Diana and together you all will breathe fresh, beautiful air.

 

Outdoor Training: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED, Leave No Trace Course, Lifeguard, Emergency Oxygen First Aid, Scuba Diving Certifications