B.S. in Psychology and Environmental Studies; St. Lawrence University
Hilary grew up in New England, moving back and forth between Connecticut and Vermont, where she attended Okemo Mountain School, a ski academy in Ludlow, Vermont. She has been on the move ever since!
In college, Hilary was involved in the Outing Club, leading trips in the outdoors for the student body. Her junior year, she studied abroad in Kenya. Run through St. Lawrence, the Kenya Semester program is based just outside of Nairobi, and is comprised of both rural and urban home-stays, as well as a number of field components throughout Kenya and Tanzania. The semester was culminated by a month long independent study in Kisumu, on the shores on Lake Victoria. Hilary largely credits this experience to igniting her passion for cross-cultural education, cultural immersion, and experiential education.
After college, Hilary headed west to Colorado to teach at High Trails Outdoor Education Center in Florissant Colorado, which continued to fuel her interest in experiential education. She filled her winters coaching and teaching skiing in Crested Butte. For six summers, she led bike tours and backpacking trips for high school students throughout the US and Europe for a company called Overland Summers.
Hilary started in the Dragons office in October 2016. Primarily focused in admissions and marketing during the school year, Hilary has enjoyed the opportunity to connect and work with all facets of the Dragons community – students, parents, admin, and field staff. During the summers Hilary works as an instructor in the field, last summer in Rwanda, and this upcoming summer is headed to Sikkim.
In her spare time Hilary spends her time enjoying all the great outdoor activities that Colorado offers!