Field Instructor - WFR
Jasmin Gonzalez is a Field Instructor at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE), where she guides groups on backcountry expeditions and teaches young people how important it is to protect our planet. And like all NCOAE field instructors, she has the skills and experience to provide the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts with the tools needed to handle the challenges our planet faces.
Jasmin’s first NCOAE came in 2021 when she took our Instructor Course. Two years later, she was leading wilderness adventures for us. She loves meeting new people and using her experience and skills to support them on the trail, making it a positive and fun time. She also enjoys facilitating group learning and watching what she terms “the lightbulb moments” for students when they try something for the first time.
Jasmin has an impressive resume of academic, environmental, outdoor and scientific job experience prior to joining us here at NCOAE, including as an outdoor and environmental educator for AmeriCorps. Other instructor posts include teaching at Adventures Cross Country, NatureBridge, Visions Service Adventures and Ecology Project International. She was also a Fulbright Program English Teaching Assistant, a food and environment program outreach assistant for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and a program leader and global communications coordinator for Rustic Pathways. Jasmine earned her Bachelor of Arts in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability and her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science & Policy, both from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
Born in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Jasmin enjoys hiking, traveling, running, camping, paddling, diving, reading and learning other languages. She has two sisters, a set of wonderful parents, along with cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.
When she thinks of the future, Jasmin sees herself still actively exploring the outdoors and continuing to bring that opportunity and passion to others. Jasmin wants life to continue to feel authentic to her and what she believes she can do to make the world a better place, all the while continuing to maintain balance and taking care of herself in order to sustain the work.
Global Environmental Change & Sustainability (Bachelor of Arts)
Environmental Science & Policy (Master of Science)
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
- Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver
- Permaculture Design Course