By day, I'm the Sustainable Business Innovation Manager at Outdoor Industry Association, helping to facilitate the OIA Sustainability Working Group and the development of industry standards around environmental and social responsibility. I have BA degrees in English and German from Humboldt State University and an M.A. in international environmental policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. I spent a few years living out of a suitcase, working for international environmental NGOs on climate adaptation policy in both the Middle East and Europe, before joining OIA. Throughout it all, I've worked as a freelance writer and photographer, documenting my misadventures in the mountains and overseas, while kayaking, climbing, skiing, biking, running, and horse wrangling.