Kelly's Story

Kelly Heher, B.S. in Psychology (2015)
Trip Leader and Student Supervisor – Outdoor Program (2012-15)

This program contributed in shaping me into the person that I am today and helped me get to where I wanted to go. I became involved with the Outdoor Program as a freshman. I went on the Freshman Wilderness Experience just before starting my first year at BGSU and fell in love with what the Outdoor Program was about. I wanted to get involved, so I started volunteering around the office. This helped me gain an understanding of what it is to be an Outdoor Program staff member, and in my sophomore year I began to work for the Outdoor Program as a trip leader.

Throughout my time with the Outdoor Program I gained so much. I developed strong leadership and communication skills as well as skills that are needed to lead outdoor trips, and I was able to be a part of a community of people that support each other whenever needed. This program contributed in shaping me into the person that I am today and helped me get to where I wanted to go––working for a Wilderness Therapy Company in Utah. I would not have been able to achieve this without working for the Outdoor Program and gaining all of the skills and experiences to guide me into the next chapter in my life. I can’t thank everyone who has been a part of this experience enough. 

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