Zoë Triplett was born and raised in a rural, well-knit community called Anderson Valley in the redwoods of Northern California. Much of her youth growing up involved dabbling in the art of drawing and dance, playing volleyball, snowboarding and camping on the beach in Mexico with her family. After high school Zoë moved to South Lake Tahoe to pursue her passion in art and snowboarding at their community college before transferring to The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. Between the time spent in South Lake Tahoe and the Pacific Northwest Zoë had developed a deeper appreciation for the outdoors through her personal experiences with backpacking, camping, snowboarding, and gardening. Her academic career at Evergreen helped solidified her belief that reconnecting with nature is a health alternative to better an individual’s well-being. As a senior at Evergreen State College she plans to graduate with a BA and a focus on health, outdoor education and leadership.