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Outdoor Odyssey is a student-run organization. All of our guides are highly trained Cornell undergraduate students from all over the university. We hope you enjoy getting to know our awesome Odyssey Coordinators and a few of our 80+ guides here!

Odyssey 2023 Coordinators



Hi everyone! My name is Bella Threlkeld, and I am a senior studying History and Economics in A&S. I love rock climbing (I practically live at the Lindseth Climbing Center), listening to music (shoutout to Cornell Concert Commission), and hanging out with my friends (on Wednesdays, we watch Survivor). I am from Fresno, California, and grew up an hour away from some of the best nature had to offer… including Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks! I love Cornell, especially Odyssey’s commitment to embracing the madness of it all, and everything outdoors… except mosquitos, I’m not a fan of those. I can’t wait to meet y’all!

Hey! I'm Bridget Neely, and I'm a senior studying chemistry with minors in education, public policy, and inequality studies. I'm from Reston in Northern Virginia. If I'm not studying near Baker Lab, you might find me working for COE outfitting or teaching a spin class with the Cornell Fitness Centers. I love to spend warmer days paddle boarding on Cayuga Lake or camping along the Finger Lakes trail, and I LOVE Ithaca winters spent skiing at Greek Peak. I love the Outdoor Odyssey community, and I can't wait for you to be a part of it!

2023-2024 Odyssey Executive Board


Claire Schmucker

Hiya! My name is Claire Schmucker and I am a junior in CALS studying Environment and Sustainability. I’m from outside of Philadelphia, but spend quite a bit of time in a rural fishing village in Nova Scotia. On campus you can find me hammocking, cooking, at Dilmun Hill farm, or sorting plant specimens in the Herbarium. In addition to all things outdoors I spend my time making art (ceramics, collage, block printing) and I dabble in circus arts (flying trapeze and aerial silks); I’m on the seemingly never-ending quest to learn how to ride a unicycle… See you on the trails!

Hello! My name is Isabella Hackett, and I'm a freshman from Kansas City, Missouri. I am majoring in Environment & Sustainability and minoring in English. I love hiking, swimming, and just spending time outside! I am a big fan of reading, my cat Po Panda, sushi, and Jeopardy. My favorite part of Outdoor Odyssey is how uniquely welcoming and supportive our community is :) Side note: De Tasty Hot Pot is my go-to Ithaca restaurant recommendation. Can't wait to meet you!!!!!



Hey! My name's Camille van der Watt and I'm one of the two Odyssey secretaries this year with Alex. I'm a sophomore majoring in Economics, and I'm from Long Island, NY. Some of my favorite outdoor activities are going to the beach and swimming in the ocean (Long Island, duh!), hiking, and skiing. A fun fact about me is that I taught myself how to play the tuba in high school just so I could get into the honors band and go on their trip to Disney. And it was TOTALLY worth it. Anyway, if you're thinking about going on an Outdoor Odyssey trip or becoming a guide - DO IT! It's such an amazing community that I'm so happy to be a part of, so I hope to see you around!


Helloo! I’m Lily a junior studying environmental engineering and one of the trails chairs for Odyssey. I grew up on a vegetable farm in Connecticut and love all outdoor adventures but especially backpacking and climbing. While on trips you’ll find me carving endless spoons or jumping into any body of water in sight.


Featured Guides

Hey guys! My name is Adrienne Healy and I am currently a freshman ('26) from Whitefish, MT, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. I’ve been exploring the great outdoors for as long as I can remember. I love hiking, camping, skiing, and hanging around in my hammock! I simply adore hot tea but have also recently discovered my passion for caramel cappuccinos :) I was part of the multi-element trip the summer before freshman year, where I met some of my closest friends! I can honestly say OO is very rewarding and I can’t wait to meet everyone!

OO Hayden Wolfe

Hello!!! My name is Hayden Wolfe, I’m a current junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and I’m from Denver, CO. I love playing guitar, and just about any outdoor activity, especially skiing, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, and hiking! I’ve also taught both rock and ice climbing classes here at Cornell, and I’m a huge car guy and work on Cornell’s Formula SAE Racing project team. I love solving problems and trying anything new!

What's up Odyssey! I'm Allen Gelfond, a sophomore studying Plant Science in CALS. Coming from Buffalo, NY, im always on a quest to avoid flat ground! Backpacking, skiing, trail running, rock climbing and essentially anything outdoors tends to fall within that pursuit. Having had a blast during 6 day rock climbing/backpacking in the Dacks as a tripper, I'm excited to finally give back to the Odyssey community and share some plant ID skills!

Hey there! My name is Anna Cerosaletti and I'm from Rochester, NY. I am majoring in Environment and Sustainability and minoring in Public Policy ('26). On campus I am a member of the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Climate Justice Cornell, and the Cornell Nordic Ski team and I also work as a Concert Usher for the Music Department. I love snow, and will go cross country skiing at every chance I get, but I also like warm weather, especially riding my beloved craigslist bike long distances (last summer I rode the Erie Canal Trail from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY)! Going on an Odyssey trip at the beginning of my Freshman year was the best decision ever, so I can't wait to continue to be a part of this community!

Hi! My name is Tadg Manna, and I'm a freshman ('26) studying mechanical engineering from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. I enjoy hiking, skiing, and ice skating. I'm a huge hockey fan, and you can catch me at nearly all of the Cornell games. I also really enjoy bowling and taking walks around campus. I'm excited to be a part of Outdoor Odyssey, and I can't wait to meet you out on the trails!

Hi! My name is Sonia. I’m from Brooklyn, NY. I am a freshman in Bio Engineering. I am so excited to be a guide this summer! Outside of Outdoor Odyssey, I love to make art, dance, and make all sorts of crafts.

grace maines

Hi everyone! My name is Grace Maines, and I am from Connecticut but have spent a large portion of my life in Maine! I am a Global and Public Health Sciences major in the class of 2024. Aside from academics, I love reading, writing, music, and art. I also love all outdoor activities... but my favorites are skiing, running, biking, and backpacking. I love to try new things, and I love the incredible environment that Odyssey fosters. Can't wait to meet y'all!!


Hey Guys! My name is Jimmy Cawley and Im from Ithaca, NY (Townie, I know). Im majoring in government and a fun fact about me is that I appeared on Soulja Boy's instagram in December. Some of my favorite outdoor activities include cycling, soccer, and riding my scooter around campus. My favorite thing about Odyssey is that most people find a few people on their trip that become some of their closest friends throughout college. If I had to pick a favorite thing to do on campus, I would choose spending way too much time at dinner when I have an abundance of work because I'm catching up with friends.

Hi! My name is Augie Accardi and I study plant science. In my free time I like to cook. My recent obsession projects have been learning how to make fresh pasta and chocolate babka. I also love to rock climb, practice woodworking, and be outside as much as possible! See you on the trails!!

Hello everyone! My name is Sterling Chargois and I'm a freshman for Great Falls, Montana majoring in Computer Science. If I don't have school work (and sometimes when I do), you can find me hiking and going outside anytime I can. My Odyssey trip was the 8-day Adirondacks. It was a great introduction to college and I got a ton of fun experiences out of it! Besides Odyssey, I am involved the Big Red Marching/Pep Band (Boin Jand!), CUAUV, and the bee club. I hope to meet you all soon!

Natalie Brennan

Hi! My name is Natalie Brennan (she/her), and I am a junior in entomology ('24)! I'm from the most Southington of Connecticut and am passionate about anything outdoors, but I really find the most excitement in going for late, nighttime hikes. My interests include: spending time with my friends, fun shirts, amateur comedy endeavors, dad rock, tea, and (obviously) insects. When not squirreled away in the bowels of Comstock or staring into oblivion in Mann, I am most likely making noises for my a cappella group. I am so excited to continue being a part of the Odyssey community and to meet more fun, funky, fresh folks!

Hi! My name is Dashiel Handler, and I'm a Sophomore studying Environment and Sustainability. I’m from New York City, and I'm super passionate about the environment and spending time in nature. My favorite outdoor activities are fly-fishing and backpacking. I also love music and I spend my free time playing the guitar and harmonica. I can’t wait to meet you!

Hi! My name is Jane Fortna, and I'm from Fredonia, NY. I'm a junior studying Biology and Society and minoring in Science Communication and Health Equity. On campus, I'm also involved in HEART and play violin in the Cornell Open Orchestra. I am absolutely 100% down to swim any time and any place, I love it! My favorite thing to do on campus is set up my hammock and take a nap. I became a guide in 2020 and guided a 6-Day trip in the Catskills and a 4-Day Transfer trip in the Finger Lakes! Looking forward to more Odyssey fun!

Martin Brice

Hi! I’m Martin Brice (he/him) and I’m a landscape architecture major from Minnesota. I enjoy art and nature, especially when they overlap, and engage with them through printmaking, Nordic skiing, watercolor, running, sketching, collage, and backpacking. In my spare time I like perusing eBay for outdoor gear, and always use it correctly and seriously (pictured modeling yaktrax). Looking forward to sharing & exchanging outdoor wisdom/enthusiasm with the Odyssey fam!

Hi! My name is Rilo Oberg, and I am a freshman ('26) from Yellow Springs, Ohio, majoring in Engineering Physics. I love the mountains, and my favorite outdoor activities are backpacking and skiing. Other than Odyssey, I am in Cornell Running Club, I play piano in the Cornell Syncopators, and I play drums in a rock band. I had an absolute blast on my Odyssey backpacking trip, and I'm so excited to be an Odyssey guide!

Mikayla Lin

Hi! My name is Mikayla Lin. I'm a sophomore studying Fiber Science from Mill Valley, California. I love trail running, climbing, backpacking and pretty much anything else that gets me outdoors. I'm also super into sewing my own clothes/backpacks and doing other crafty things :) Excited to be a part of Odyssey!

Hi!! My name is Amy Stabell and I'm a senior from rural New York studying Animal Science, so I lovvee working with animals - ask me about cows! Cornell and the wonderful people here have given me the opportunity to do sooo many exciting things outdoors including backpacking, camping, hiking, biking, and even marathon canoeing and learning to windsurf! I love Odyssey, and my trip as a freshman was the best experience! I made friends that I still have now- can't wait to help you all do the same!

Hey Everyone!! My name is Rowan Gould and I am currently a freshman from Hopkinton, MA, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior. I love to hike, ski, climb, bike, and basically anything else as long as I'm outdoors! I went on the 6 day Catskill trip last summer and it was an awesome way to begin my time at Cornell. I'm excited to be part of this great community and meet everyone soon!

Casey Walike

I’m Casey Walike and I’m from Honeoye Falls, New York which is just outside of Rochester. I’m studying Civil Engineering with a minor in Public Policy. My favorite outdoor activities include anything that gets me outside but at the top of the list is definitely biking, running, and hiking. But when the snow falls you will find me on the slopes downhill skiing or cross country skiing. I love visiting the Adirondacks and aspire to be a 46er someday. I love outdoor Odyssey because it has introduced me to a fantastic group of people who are as crazy for the outdoors as I am and they have cool trips too! When I’m in Ithaca, I love exploring all of its natural areas and, each semester, I never fail to find somewhere new!

Hi! I'm Shivani Vel and I am a freshman ('26) studying Human Biology, Health and Society. I'm from Morristown, NJ. My favorite outdoor activities are running and hiking, so I am very excited to be part of COE and Outdoor Odyssey. I also love to read, sing, and cook. I can't wait to meet you all!

Sylvan Martin

Hey! I'm Sylvan Martin, I'm from Laurel Maryland and I'm majoring in Math and Computer Science. I've been hiking and climbing for the majority of my life, so I always love going to Lindseth, Monkey Run, or Greek Peak. My Odyssey trip was the 8-day Adirondacks trip and it was some of the most fun I've had, so I can't wait to lead a backpacking trip! I also am a fan of Risley dining hall, and Plum Tree.

Tommy Christen

Hi! My name is Tommy Christen and I am a junior majoring in Biological Sciences, with minors in Human Development and Global Health. I grew up in Ithaca, so I can definitely answer any questions that you might have abut the area. I love pretty much any outdoor activity, including camping, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing and skiing. My favorite part about odyssey is the amazing friends that I have made both as a tripper and as a guide. A fun fact about me is that I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2021 (check out the TikToK account @hikerhypehouse).

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle

Hi! My name is Julianne Berry-Stoelzle and I’m a freshman from Iowa City, Iowa. My intended major is Material Science and Engineering. I love sailing, swimming and hiking as well as generally exploring the area around Cornell’s campus. A fun fact about me is that my first time in a canoe was my Outdoor Odyssey trip this past summer. (Turns out that canoes are not that different from kayaks, just more comfortable.)

Lincoln Stranger

Howdy! My name is Lincoln Stranger, and I am a sophomore from Naples, FL, majoring in Computer Science and pursuing minors in Business and Applied Economics. My favorite outdoor activities are hanging out at the beach, rock climbing, and skiing. But I also love to read, discover new music, and pick up new hobbies (currently I'm learning to play guitar). My favorite part of Odyssey is definitely the community. I've met some of my closest friends through being involved with Odyssey, and I can't wait to make more!

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