Sociocultural Anthropologist. Outdoor Professional. Advocate.


A long-time commercial river guide and recreational outdoorsperson, Alexa (she/her) is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on the burgeoning diversity movement within the outdoors, as well as the challenges faced by non-hegemonic outdoor professionals in navigating the industry. She is also interested in the ongoing histories of religion, secularism, and colonialism in crafting outdoors practice, as well as the ways diverse peoples and their outdoors experiences might shift those histories into forms of more-than-human belonging.


Current Research


Ethnographic research on the outdoor industry.


Collecting data on the experiences of non-traditional outdoor professionals.

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Consent forms used for both interview and survey data collection.