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Cottonwood Institute Welcomes New Field Program Coordinator

Cottonwood Institute Welcomes New Field Program Coordinator

The Cottonwood Institute family grows a little bit bigger in 2019 as we welcome Andrew Miller, our new Field Program Coordinator! This is a new role that will provide dedicated support to our instructors to ensure we deliver high quality, high impact programs for our students. Andrew steps in to oversee logistics for our 30+ programs per year, making sure students are well supplied with gear, transportation, and the very finest in backcountry cuisine. As Field Program Coordinator, he will also be working to expand and improve the ways that we stay engaged with Cottonwood Institute alumni. We’re so glad to have him on board!

Andrew joins the grand tradition of California to Colorado transplants, having grown up in Marin County, just North of San Francisco. Originally a bit of a nature-phobe, Andrew credits his love of the outdoors to a series of middle and high school trips through California’s deserts. He is excited to support Cottonwood Institute in creating similarly transformative experiences for our students.

Andrew is a climber, a skier, and an avid paddler, having spent multiple summers guiding kayak and stand-up paddleboard trips on the San Francisco Bay. He also led the backpacking orientation program at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated with a degree in International Studies. After a brief stint in Los Angeles, Andrew relocated to Colorado last fall in search of some much-needed wilderness time and the opportunity to turn his love of the outdoors into a career. He believes strongly in the power of environmental education to inspire a generation of civically-minded leaders, which is part of what drew him to our work at Cottonwood Institute. Welcome, Andrew!


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