Ally (she/her, Salt Lake City, Utah) is passionate about deep travel, taking time to experience with the places she visits and connect with the people meets. She believes bikes are the best vehicle to build those bridges. She fell in love with bikepacking on the Great Divide MTB Route and Bikepacking Roots’ Western Wildlands Route. Before BPR, she was a high school teacher-leader and experiential educator. She has a M.A. in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies from Stanford University and a B.A. in Public Affairs with an emphasis on non-profit leadership from Seattle University.