Danya is an EMT and structural firefighter based in Northeast Ohio. Despite growing up amidst mostly corn and soybean fields, Danya does not yet know how to drive a tractor or a horse - two unrealized dreams that she is currently working on. Luckily, working for NOLS is a dream that she has been able to realize, starting at in 2017. In the front country Danya can be found most often at work, either on the ambulance, at the fire department, or teaching outdoor education to 6th graders. When she isn't at work, Danya enjoys being outside (of course), good movies, good food, and bad jokes. She loves being at work, and feels quite lucky to be able to say that. Teaching wilderness medicine, especially the WFA, is particularly exciting because it can really give people the confidence and the skills to get out there and adventure - and isn't that what life is all about!?