Rachel Sanders

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Rachel Sanders

INTERMOUNTAIN REGIONAL COORDINATOR: UTAH

Email: rsanders@shejumps.org

Rachel’s fondest memories from childhood are of family x-country ski trips in Yosemite and car camping trips in the California redwoods. It wasn’t until she left for college that she discovered that there were so many additional ways to get outside! Since living on her own, she’s been making up for lost time through climbing, hiking, backpacking, trail running, SUPing, and skiing, having a blast and accumulating an unwieldy amount of gear in the process.

After leaving a close-knit climbing community in California to move to Salt Lake City in 2012, Rachel was on the hunt for passionate, outdoor-oriented ladies to fill in the gap. She learned about SheJumps after attending a Pretty Faces screening, applied to volunteer, and the rest is history! Since her move to Utah, Rachel has fallen in love with the mountains and desert, and is beyond excited to help other women explore all of the ways to get outside in this awesome state in her role as Regional Coordinator.

Rachel’s academic and professional backgrounds are in sustainable agriculture and education, and she has been slowly honing her work to spend as much time outside as possible. She has worked on a farm, managed farmers markets, and worked at the university level managing student-led sustainability projects. She recently left the academic world (and a basement office) to pursue growing freelance content development work and outdoor education opportunities, and hasn’t looked back since. When she’s not writing, taking photographs, or working with SheJumps, you’ll find her running around the Wasatch and Uintas with her dog and husband, camping with friends, chasing chickens in her garden, and hunting for the best biscuit recipe (submissions welcome at rsanders@shejumps.org).