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! My name is Old Chicken, well really it’s Claire Blaudeau but that’s my trail name. I am a senior studying environmental engineering. I love backpacking, trail running, kayaking and canoeing! So much so that I took a semester off to hike the Appalachian Trail. Believe it or not, my first ever backpacking trip was when I went on my Odyssey trip freshman year. My fun fact is that I got so into baking last semester that my housemates banned me from baking anymore oat bars so I outsourced them to my other friends!
Hi everyone! My name is Bella Threlkeld, and I am a junior 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!
2023 Odyssey Executive Board
Heyyyoo. I'm Liv Cramer and I'm from Niwot, Colorado, pretty close to Boulder. I'm a junior studying International Agriculture and Rural Development. Fun fact--my absolute favorite food is a half sour kosher dill pickle and I've taken 2 gap years! Outside of school, I love to ski, read, play soccer, and generally sit next to bodies of water. My favorite part of odyssey is the incredible community it fosters! I hope you'll join us:)
Hey! I'm Bridget Neely, and I'm a junior studying chemistry with a minor in education. I'm from Reston in nova (the fun nickname for northern virginia). I went backpacking for the first time in middle school and loved it, so I am thrilled to be guiding! If I'm not studying in PSB, I spend lots of time skiing at Greek Peak and also enjoy running, climbing, yoga, and indoor cycling. In fact, the first time i used my current skis was down the slope! I can't wait to meet everyone!!
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!
Hey y'all! I'm Vada Andrews and I am a sophomore from Austin, Texas studying animal science and Jewish studies. I hope to be a vet one day and would love to hear about any cool animal facts you have. Outside of class I am involved with sled dog research, Cornell Hillel, and occasional clarinet playing. I am social chair and half of marketing for Odyssey.
Hi everyone, I’m Andrew Tseng (he/him/his), one of the Odyssey Training Chairs. I am a junior from the San Francisco Bay Area studying Industrial and Labor Relations and minoring in Business and Economics. This semester, I am remotely working for a business and employment law firm in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Regarding Odyssey, I participated as a tripper in 2018 and guided a rock-back trip in 2019. Outside of classes and work, I love long-distance running, backpacking, climbing, and reading.
Helloo! I’m Lily a sophmore 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.
Hey y’all! My name’s Kion Yaghoobzadeh and I’m a sophomore from Westchester, NY. I’m an Environment & Sustainability major and one of the Odyssey Training Chairs. I love everything outdoorsy—backpacking, rock climbing, snowboarding—you name it. I’m involved in a couple of non-partisan political groups on campus so feel free to talk to me about that. I also do jiu jitsu and used to wrestle if that’s what you’re into. The best advice I have for you guys is to make the most of every opportunity to try something new. I’m super excited to meet y’all!
Hey everyone!! I am Tucker Stanley and I am the current Odyssey Webmaster. I’m a sophomore majoring in Computer Science from Arlington Virginia. On a sunny day around campus, you can find me outside enjoying the sun playing spikeball or going on an adventure somewhere. Other than Odyssey I am involved in Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity, Cornell Design and Tech Initiative, and the Spikeball/Running clubs. I love hiking and skiing and can talk about sports all day with someone (go Patriots!).
Hey y’all! I’m Tushar Chaturvedi and I’m a sophomore studying Computer Science with a minor in Applied Economics. I live in Tokyo, Japan with a love for anything outdoors from skiing and climbing to biking and canoeing. Excited to see all of you in the summer!
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!
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!
Hi! I'm Lauren Cody and I am a senior from Rochester, NY majoring in biological sciences and minoring in environment and sustainability! I love bugs, books, and being outside, whether it's running, hiking, or lying in the sun. As a freshman, I went on a 4-day service trip through Odyssey, and I led 4-day backpacking in the Finger Lakes during the summer of 2021 with my two amazing co-guides. This spring I will be studying sustainable development in Thailand! A fun fact about me is that I have a journal that I've written in every day for the past 7 years.
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.
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!!
Hi! My name is Vinayak Ganesan (Vinny) and I am a Sophomore ('24) studying Biometry and Statistics. I am from Plainsboro New Jersey and love anything with the outdoors from backpacking to scuba diving. On campus I am on the club fencing team, Alpha Epsilon Delta a pre-med frat, and also am part of the effective altruism club. I had a blast on my transfer trip and I hope get to know you all soon!
Hi! My name is Sierra Burror, I'm a rising sophomore studying Biology and Environmental Science in CALS. I grew up in Bishop CA, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, so I love all things outdoors, backpacking, climbing, skiing (in all its forms), and especially running. I love the Oddessy community and their commitment to taking people where they are at. Every challenge is by choice!
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!
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!
My name is Jenn Muson, I’m a junior in CALS studying environmental engineering, and I’m from Belmont, Massachusetts. I like hiking, kayaking, and spending time outside, and I love the opportunities Outdoor Odyssey gives me to meet and connect with new people. Outside of OO, I love music, and help organize concerts here at Cornell with the Cornell Concert Commission. My biggest flex is that I got to interview Phoebe Bridgers on zoom last year!
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!
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 guys! My name is Toby Lidov and I will be a senior majoring in Environment and Sustainability in CALS, with an emphasis on aquatic ecology and conservation. This will be my first year guiding with Odyssey, and I am so stoked! I grew up in Denver, Colorado, so I spent lots of time exploring the mountains. At Cornell, I am involved in research, I play for the Ultimate Frisbee team, and I also help run the Cornell Outing Club. When I'm in the outdoors, I love to fish, participate in marathon canoe races, and of course I love to hike! My goal is to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail sometime after graduation.
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!
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!
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.
Hi everyone! My name is Brenner Beard and I'm a sophomore studying Government and International Relations! Outside of Odyssey, I'm also on the opinion staff for the Cornell Daily Sun Newspaper, on the secretariat for CMUNC, working in the Office of Student Government Relations, and involved in Air Force ROTC. When I'm not overwhelmed with work or participating in any of these clubs, I love tossing a frisbee, hanging out with my friends, petting dogs, and playing guitar. My absolute FAVORITE outdoor activity is running (I'm on the Cornell Triathlon team)! Can't wait to meet y'all!
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).
Hey, I'm Will Huey and I'm a freshman from Storrs, Connecticut studying Computer Science. My favorite part of the outdoors is reaching the summit of a mountain, but I also love skiing, cycling, climbing, and camping. On campus, I'm also involved with the Cornell Electric Vehicles project team. A fun fact about me is that I've never lost a hot sauce eating competition!
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.)
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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