Whitney Pander sailing in Maine.

Hi, my name is Whitney Pander and I am a freshmen here at Ithaca College! I graduated from James River High School in Richmond, VA as the class of 2011. Following high school I took a gap-year from school, allowing myself to discover a college that would facilitate my true passion. I'm currently an Outdoor Adventure Leadership major with a possible psychology focused minor.

Upon graduating IC I hope to work with NOLS as a guide in the Midwest, Mexico, or New Zealand. Following, I would love to work with troubled youth- counseling kids and teens through introduction of outdoor recreation. I am in the process of discovering my skill of choice with guiding outdoors. My main outdoor adventure activities include sailing, backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, and a bit of rock climbing. Ithaca offers amazing recreation opportunities, whether it be gorge jumping, climbing at the gunks, or trip leading for Cornell's outing club! I'm incredibly excited to take advantage of all the IC has to offer me.