Alexa Hudson, B.A.
Senior Instructor

About Alexa

Born and raised in western Massachusetts, Alexa moved West when she was twenty years old to work in the field of outdoor education and live out of her truck. In the ten years since then, Alexa has moved into a house, taught environmental education in Alaska, led a high school immersion program in Thailand and Vietnam, worked in wilderness therapy and, after graduating with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Utah, wandered the desert as an archaeological technician. Since joining MED in 2012, Alexa has helped develop the wilderness medicine program, taught wilderness medicine courses in Utah and in Kenya, co-created and led two college internships in Kenya, helped train the Mt. Kenya Rescue Team, and taught climbing courses for the University of Utah. Alexa is currently Adjunct Faculty for the Outdoor Education and Leadership minor at Westminster College. She is also pursuing an M.F.A. in Fiction.

Education

University of Utah - Anthropology, magna cum laude - B.A.
The Solstice MFA Program of Pine Manor College - M.F.A.

Certification

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
Avalanche Level 2
Leave No Trace Master Educator
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician