Meet Anna Minckler

Hawaii to Florida to Apogee!

A sophomore at Lafayette College, Anna Minckler was born on Kauai, Hawaii and has loved the outdoors from day one. After stints in California and Michigan, her family settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she has now lived for sixteen years.

Anna grew up biking to the beach to swim, surf and skim board, passions that continue to this day. A natural teacher, Anna loves working with kids and has spent the last two summers as a camp counselor at an environmental day camp. She enjoys being a positive role model for young people and thrives on the energy and imagination kids bring to everything they do. Playing ultimate Frisbee and reading are among Anna’s long list of healthy addictions. She also enjoys hiking with the Lafayette Outing Club and spends hours paddling her sea kayak when home in Florida. Giving back is important to Anna; she has served many hours helping to clean up and preserve Florida’s fragile ecosystem. She hopes one day to combine her passions for travel, teaching and service by joining the Peace Corps. Anna can’t wait to meet her New England Mountains and Coast groups this summer and is ready to hit the trails for many great adventures. Anna is a Lifeguard and certified in First Aid & CPR.