Trip Leaders

A group of kids planning a trip.

Our goal at Adventure Rec 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 their daily lives. This paid position aims to develop student leadership skills through an immersive experience in outdoor recreation.

Trip Leaders 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. They must have the skills to facilitate participant development while maintaining a safe and positive environment for all involved.

Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to the needs of any group are required. Trip Leaders must attend and complete all training opportunities and certifications.

Previous leadership experience is highly recommended, and an interest in leadership and personal development is required. An extensive outdoor experience is NOT required but will be taken into consideration.

Meet Our Trip Leaders

Adhiraj Singh


Hey there! I'm Adhiraj , a junior studying computer science and am also an international student. Passionate about the outdoors, I love mountain biking, hiking, skiing , kayaking, and recently I've delved into the world of rock climbing and even work as a belayer in my spare time at the rock wall . One of my fun goals is to mountain bike on all continents at least once. Let's explore the great outdoors together!  


Caleb Fong

Hi! My name is Caleb and I am a grad student in the CALEB FONGMathematics department. I didn't grow up in a very outdoorsy family, and only came to find my love for the outdoors as an undergrad in Scotland. Hiking and hillwalking are some of my favourite things to do now, as they are a great way to see the wonders of nature and also to destress from busy work days. Sign up for a trip or two with GO and you'll see what I mean! 



Devan Desai


Hi! My name is Devan, i’m a junior with a Information Tech and Informatics and Economics degree. It is my first year as a Rutgers GO Outdoors facilitator. My favorite activities are kayaking snowboarding, and biking. In my free time I love to take photos, draw, and play video games. I hope to meet you outdoors!




Kian Agrawala


Hey, I'm Kian. I'm a Master's student in mechanical engineering researching machine learning techniques. This is my first year as a GO outdoors facilitator. I enjoy biking, hiking, fossiling, and exploring local parks and preserves. Being outdoors helps me unwind and learn more about history and nature. 


Quintin Diou-Cass

A picture of Sasha Leidman.

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!

Ria Monga


Hi, my name is Ria and I'm a senior pursuing visual arts and human resources. My goal is to earn a Master's in Art Therapy and specialize in working with both children and seniors. I'm passionate about incorporating art and nature into therapy to create a more comprehensive approach. I like hiking and spray painting! 

Jackie Veatch

Jackie VeatchHey 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.

Emma Vitureira

Emma Vitureira ImageHi, 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.

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