Our goal at GO Outdoors is to provide a multitude of opportunities for outdoor recreation to the university community, while giving students the resources to help them become confident and capable leaders in the backcountry and in their daily lives. The position of Student Facilitator is a volunteer position aimed at developing student leadership skills through immersive experience in outdoor recreation. Student Facilitators are responsible for leading groups of students, faculty, and staff on a variety of outdoor excursions, including but not limited to: hiking, camping, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, and biking. Many of our participants are first-timers or beginners, thus facilitators must have very strong interpersonal skills and an ability to adapt to the needs of any group. GO Outdoors serves not only its student staff but the whole university community, so Student Facilitators must have the skills to facilitate participant development whilst maintaining a safe and positive environment for all involved. Students are compensated for their work though a variety of field experiences, certifications, and trainings. Facilitators are expected to attend and complete all training opportunities offered through GO Outdoors. Applicants for the position of Student Facilitator should know that this is a student development program that should be taken as seriously as any other job. Previous leadership experience is highly recommended and an interest in further leadership and personal development is required. Extensive outdoor experience is NOT required but will be taken into consideration.
Hi! My name is Claire and I am a senior in the Environmental Engineering department. I’m an avid cross-country skier, backpacker, and runner. I love being outdoors, whether it’s just here at the Eco Preserve or somewhere far away like the Rockies!
Hello, my name is Quintin! This is my first year as a GO facilitator, but I am excited to get out there with you all! I was born and raised in Maine where I spent a lot of time outdoors, whether it was hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, or just exploring. I hope to bring my experience to the table to make some awesome trips and show just how great the outdoors can be! Other than being a facilitator, I am also a PhD candidate in the Department of Marine and Coastal Science, where I study microscopic ocean plants in Antarctica. In my free time I continue to hike and enjoy the outdoors, but I also like board games, movies, and film photography. Take a look at the trips we have offered right now and I’ll see you out on the trail!
Hi! I am Shaleen, a 4th year graduate student in the Computer Science department. It is my first year as a GO outdoors facilitator. My favourite outdoor activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, and backpacking. Venturing outside the city helps me unwind, connect with myself and meet many interesting people. I am excited to be a part of GO and look forward to meeting you outdoors!
My name is Nicholas. I am finishing up Grad school to become a high school Physics teacher. I love all activities/sports both indoors and outdoors. Currently playing a lot of volleyball, racquetball, and log rolling. I hope to help share the joy of the outdoors with people. Camping hint: put maple syrup on all meals. GO touch grass.
Hey there, I’m Jackie, a PhD student studying Physical Oceanography. I joined Go Outdoors in Fall 2019. Before Go Outdoors, I spent three summers leading outdoor adventure trips in Maine, canoeing, backpacking, and mountain biking. Over the past several years with Go Outdoors, I have enjoyed discovering local spots: canoeing Round Valley Reservoir, climbing at High Rocks, drinking tea ontop Mt. Tammany, Log Rolling at Werblin, and backpacking the Catskills to name a few. When I’m not on the trail, you can find me doing ocean research aboard the RV Rutgers or cuddling with my cat, Coco.
Hi, my name is Emma (she/her) and I am a second year Masters of Social Work Student with a clinical concentration. I am also the Rutgers Rockwall Manager. My favorite outdoor activity is enjoying a great view, either by hiking a tall mountain or kayaking. I also enjoy camping, snow boarding, and yoga.