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Zoe P

Senior trip leader

A second-year Bold Earth trip leader, Zoe is from both everywhere and nowhere! Half-French, half-American, Zoe grew up in Miami, New Caledonia, Key West, Madagascar, and France. While in college, she was a trip leader for Colby’s outdoor program. Since graduation, Zoe’s worked as an outdoor educator in the Swiss Alps; an English professor in Chile; a trip leader for a summer camp in England; an experiential educator for a program in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia; and a lead guide for schools in France, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. She’s pursuing a graduate degree at the New School in fiction writing, while also working for a book publisher. 

  • Education: Colby College; bachelor’s degree in global studies and Spanish
  • Certification: Wilderness first responder
  • Favorite travel memory: Ending up face-to-face with a sea lion while scuba diving in Chile is definitely one of my highlights. I don’t know who was more startled…