Alice gets her fill of wilderness medical field experience as a mountaineering and whitewater instructor who has taught extensively at NOLS’ high latitude locations from Norway and Alaska to New Zealand and Patagonia. She comes from an outdoor background in commercial guiding on rivers and mountains in South and Central America, Tasmania and the western USA since 1999. Alice also cameos as a water resource engineer, river advocate and is currently a graduate student working with the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at University of Colorado-Boulder. Alice has been an educator in a variety of formats and venues, but she believes NOLS Wilderness Medicine's high standard of intentionality and its extremely deliberate teaching strategy goes unmatched. She is well known in the NOLS world for having fluctuating accents depending on the people around her -- whether it be in her native Rhode Island or her most recent ‘permanent’ home in New Zealand.