Trip Leader: Thailand's Best 1

Originally from Portland, OR, Ireland has spent the past two years traveling Asia and South America. She trekked through the Himalayas and Patagonia, surfed in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, climbed limestone in Laos and Vietnam and skied all the volcanoes of Oregon and Washington. Before her travel adventures, Ireland graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a double minor in chemistry and Spanish.  She spent two years researching tissue engineering for bone regenerative medicine, while also working as a soccer coach for a nonprofit girl’s youth league.

In her free time, you can catch her rock climbing, making delicious food, and dancing with her friends. Ireland has been trained as a Wilderness First Responder and is so excited to bring her experience and passion for all things outdoors to Bold Earth!