Erika Lee – Field Instructor

Erika Lee

Erika grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, exploring the rivers and mountains from a young age on. After working in various industries, Erika returned to school to obtain a degree in Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education from Prescott College. Her teaching experiences while in school, along with personal climbing and backpacking trips, opened the world of empowerment and leadership development through adventure. Over the last two years in the Southwest, she has built a love for the desert and understanding of the dynamics between humans and nature. Erika is excited about working with an organization focusing on getting girls and women outdoors, fostering knowledge and positive experiences in nature. Having felt firsthand how wild places enable growth, healing, and a strong sense of community—she is committed to facilitating these opportunities for people as much as possible. Erika is passionate about environmental and social justice, art, natural history, environmental education, inclusivity in the outdoors, and most activities involving romping around in the wilderness. When not working or in school, she fills her time with various forms of movement, cooking delicious meals with friends, daydreaming about high peaks, and filling sketchbooks with art pieces inspired by recent adventures.