Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

JillianrossJillian Ross

Age: 19
Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Year: Freshman
Major: RPTA
Minor: Art
ECOEE Committee: Publications and Promotions 1
Hobbies: I enjoy camping, backpacking, canoeing and sea-kayaking obviously! I like to spend my free time reading, watching movies and making art. On campus, I’m involved in Swing Dance club, Campus Students for Christ and the Honors College. In the winter, I like to go snowmobiling and downhill skiing. Throughout high school, I participated in theatre, speech and cross-country. I still enjoy running and performing or watching live theatre.   
Why I decided to go on ECOEE: When I heard about ECOEE in my Intro to Leisure Services class, I knew I wanted to be a part of the expedition. I went on my first backpacking trip the summer before my freshman year of high school, and absolutely fell in love with it. Now, I work as a trip leader at Northpoint Adventures, leading girls on backpacking, canoeing and sea-kayaking trips. I hope ECOEE will provide me with the skills and knowledge I need to become a better outdoor leader.