Meet the Trip Leaders

Want to know a little bit more about the people leading you on your adventures outside? Check them out below!

Hey all! I’m Ashley (She/her) and as you may be able to tell from my dog’s tail in this picture, one of my favorite ways to access the outdoors is walking a pet! I’m also into alpine skiing, indoor climbing, hiking, and base camping, as well as finding artistic ways to engage with the outdoors such as through painting or music. I talk a lot, so the people who join me for these activities should know that you’ll probably be hearing about knitting, historical facts, and how much I love Jane Austen!
Hi y’all, I’m Alix (she/her). I love spending time with Bates students outdoors! If you see me on campus, feel free to ask me about my bike air horn, my rational fear of frogs, or the best au-naturel toilet paper.
Hello! I am Nathan Huynh (He/Him) and I am a junior! I am particularly passionate about surfing, climbing, hiking, and extreme ironing. I am open to almost anything, so feel free to recommend things to me! I enjoy being with others as they spend time outdoors. Lastly, I know an absurd amount of obscure facts and I will always greet you with a smile 🙂
Hey All! My name is Caroline Cassell (she/they) and I am a sophomore here at Bates!! One of my favorite ways to get outside and get active is by going for nature walks, but I also love swimming of all sorts (ocean water, fresh water, maybe even the puddle 😳). If you happen to see me around campus (most likely climbing a tree or hammocking) I LOVE to talk about the different sides of TikTok, proper way to tie shoes, or how great the spice rack in commons is! I am so excited to meet you all and go on some amazing adventures this year :)) 
Hey everyone! My name is Alli Fischman (she/her) and I’m a junior. I love backpacking, canoeing/kayaking, alpine skiing, climbing, and sailing. I also am a big fan of just getting outside in low-key ways, like going for walks, casual bike rides, and swimming at the pool, lake, or beach! Ask me about my Taylor Swift obsession, coffee addiction, love of cooking and baking (outdoors too! Fry-Bakes are the best 😄), and large animal sightings in the front and backcountry.