Gabriel Kiritz

Hometown: Monterey, CA
Education: BS Environmental Science, UCLA; MA International Environmental Policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Primary role at WMS: Director of Outdoor Education

What has influenced your passion for working with students?
Over the years, I've discovered that I feel like my best self when I'm mentoring students, helping them navigate challenging experiences and supporting their growth as they push themselves in the outdoors. Plus, it's pretty sweet being a (semi) professional camper, water-boiler, tent setter-upper, and mountain-walking coach, and going rock climbing for work. 

When you’re not in the office, where can we mostly frequently find you?
Seeking flow experiences that push me outside my comfort zone. Often, that means seeking sandstone or big-mountain granite to climb; sometimes, it's just trying to bake the perfect loaf of sourdough (while knowing that "perfect" doesn't exist).

What is one interesting thing not many people know about you? 
I speak Spanish (well, Chilean) and Arabic, and my proudest moment as an Arabic student was being mistaken for a native speaker (Jordanian, specifically) while I was supporting a workshop on endangered species management for Iraqi scientists in Bahrain.

What’s your favorite season?
Fall! Crisp temps, dry rock, no bugs. Fall in the mountains, fall in the desert, it's always spectacular.
 
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