Field Instructor - WFR
Florida-born Zinnia Long is a field instructor for our backpacking and canoe expeditions, where
she says leading people on outdoor adventures as a “win-win” in her book. Prior to joining us
here at NCOAE, Zinnia was the coordinator of student life for five years at Eastern Florida State
College in Cocoa.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in human
resources and interpersonal-organizational communication, Zinnia also holds an associate
degree in Spanish and ASL from Eastern Florida State College. In addition to being a member of
the Association for Experiential Education, Zinnia is certified as a Wilderness First Responder
(WFR), a Level 1 Survival Instructor, and can perform sign language in both English and Spanish.
This active mother of four is passionate about animal welfare, disaster and humanitarian relief,
economic empowerment, human rights, and poverty alleviation.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Resources/Interpersonal-Organizational
University of Central Florida (Orlando)
Associate Degree in Spanish and ASL
Eastern Florida State College (Cocoa)
- Wilderness First Responder
- SIGMA 3 Level 1 Survival Instructor