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Professional Staff

Caroline Stone

Caroline, a South Carolina native, studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at Princeton before graduating in 2014. Motivated by an interest in experiential learning and a desire to spend time outside, Caroline spent a semester with the EEB department’s field program at Mpala Research Centre in Kenya. As an undergraduate, Caroline was a member of Forbes College, and can regularly be found in the dining hall, enjoying meals as a Forbes Fellow; she never turns down an invitation to meet with students over a Forbes lunch!

Rick Curtis

Rick Curtis has served as the Director of the Outdoor Action Program since 1981. He is the author of The Backpacker's Field Manual widely regarded as the best wilderness field manual available for outdoor programs. Rick is also the founder and CEO of Well-known in the outdoor education community, Rick is an experienced author, Web designer and programmer. He has led backpacking and trekking trips around the world and enjoys biking, kayaking and Telemark skiing.