Angela’s passion for wilderness medicine stemmed from personal pursuits in the outdoors and a desire to marry safety and fun. She obtained a wilderness EMT upgrade nearly 10 years ago which fueled her desire to learn more. During her EM fellowship she became certified in Advance Wilderness Life Supports (AWLS) and has since became an AWLS instructor and course director. Since gaining employment through CU, she has pursued opportunities to share wilderness med through pre-med and medical student education, wilderness first aid (WFA) classes, and lecturing for pre-hospital provider medical refreshers. Additionally, she has co-created educational hikes and is involved in research regarding recreational backpacking. She hopes to advance her field training, provide medical care and participate in fund raising through local search and rescue. Angela plans to continue to pursue opportunities in wilderness education as well as develop a wilderness medicine fellowship for APPs with her colleagues at the University.