Rachael Galipo - The Climbing Academy

Rachael Galipo

climb staff rachael galipo

Program: Climb
Title: Teacher
Courses Taught: AP Human Geography, Media Productions, and World Literature


B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Studio Art, Minor in Outdoor Education — University of New Hampshire

I am from a small town in New Jersey! I grew up playing many sports from ballet, ice hockey, soccer, and more. I became very invested in arts such as photography and drawing. Friends and family would often find me off in the woods getting into some kind of craft. I went to the University of New Hampshire in Durham. This is where I majored in psychology and minored in outdoor education and studio art. I was captain of the climbing team by the end of my sophomore year and continued to grow throughout all aspects of climbing. Toward the end of my junior year, I discovered a unique type of program known as Wilderness Therapy. By graduation I packed up my van and headed west in search of more climbing and a Wilderness Therapy Program that suited me best. My goal was to guide students who needed support and expose them to the wilderness with all it has to offer. Here I really began to understand how much nature can impact an individual. I worked for Evoke Wilderness Therapy for a while. Now I am looking to travel, shoot more images, push myself and others to their greatest potential whether it be on the wall or academically.

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