Jessica Myer, ‘18, Exploring the Perceptions of Outdoor Programs on College Campuses

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Myer is a sociology and mass communications double major researching the perceptions of outdoor programs on college campuses, particularly in terms of gender.

Jessica wants to discover if students believe adventure sports, such as kayaking, are male dominated and whether outdoor programs as a whole are seen as competitive.Jessica Myer and two other Outdoor Program trip leaders. 

The Weaverville, North Carolina native wants to bring forth important information that will pertain to all colleges and that will help make outdoor programs more inclusive.

The Emory & Henry Outdoor Program trip leader helped start the Girls Outside program and is passionate about getting more women involved in outdoor programming and discovering reasons for the need of an all female program.

After graduation she is considering graduate school and also wants to spend time abroad exploring the “outdoor adventure culture of other countries.”

  • Jessica Myer (on the left) and two other Outdoor Program trip leaders
    Jessica Myer (on the left) and two other Outdoor Program trip leaders

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