Mita is from Brazil. In 2009 she started working for NOLS, mainly climbing and hiking courses. Currently, she also works mountaineering courses. Mita believes the role of the outdoor educator at NOLS goes far beyond leadership development. She completely loves the NOLS community and meeting new people. She has worked mostly in Patagonia (rock climbing programs), Wyoming and Alaska (mountaineering). She would be excited to talk about diversity, languages and landscapes—the inner ones and the outer ones. She is the coordinator of the mentorship program for the NOLS Instructor Association (NIA).