Senior trip leader
Originally from northern California, Izzy took her first backpacking trip at age 6. After graduating from Humboldt State University with a bachelor’s degree in recreation and community outreach, she’s worked as a trip leader for high and low ropes courses and hiking, caving, and canoeing excursions in Virginia, South Korea, southeast Asia, Hawaii, and her home state. She’s also led rock climbing and backpacking trips in Hong Kong, China, and South Korea. In 2018, she hiked the 33-mile Milford Track in New Zealand with her 80-year-old grandmother; thru-hiked the John Muir Trail in 2020; and biked 1,500 miles in South America. Izzy is a wilderness first responder and lifeguard and is returning to Bold Earth for her fifth year as a trip leader.