Zinnia Long

Field Instructor - WFR

Florida-based Zinnia Long, is a field instructor for our backpacking and canoe expeditions,
where she sees leading people on outdoor adventures as a “win-win” in her book. Prior to joining
us here at NCOAE, Zinnia was a campus coordinator of student life at Eastern Florida State

A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in human
resources and interpersonal-organizational communication. In addition to being a member of
the Association for Experiential Education, Zinnia is certified as a Wilderness First Responder
(WFR) and a Survival Instructor.

This active mother of four is passionate about the great outdoors, healthy living, life-long
learning, the environment, and human rights.


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

Field Instructor - WFR

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