Originally from Massachusetts, Jorie headed south to college in Miami and has been trying to hide from winter ever since. She has a degree in Marine Science from the University of Miami and has spent the last four years teaching and leading outdoor education programs in both the United States as well as abroad. She was originally inspired by her own study abroad semester in the Galapagos Islands, which led her to pursue work in international education. When not traveling, she can be found birding, reading, hiking or geocaching. She also loves dumplings, podcasts, and sing-alongs in the car.