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Celeste

Celeste Gottschalk 

Outdoor Adventure Coordinator | Cgottschalk@csusm.edu | (760)750-6001

Fun Fact: My favorite animals are the cunning octopus, the indestrucible waterbear, and the charasmatic golden retriever. 

Bio: I have worked for collegiate outdoor programs since 2013, first at CSU Northridge, then as the outdoor graduate assistant for Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas (what are the odds), and finally at CSU, San Marcos with some rafting and ropes courses in between. What I love most about this job is working with some amazing students both in the office and in the field. 

 Michelle

Michelle K.  

Major:Kinesiology and Mathematics, Minor:Psychology

Fun Fact: I am bilingual; I know greetings in ten different languages, and love cooking!

Bio: My favorite outdoor activity is any water-based sport and backpacking. My favorite places are Zion National Park and Yosemite National Park! I am an international student from Korea who didn't know much about outdoors but outdoors became my passion after joining the team. Outdoor Adventures taught me many things and I want to share great memories with other students!

 Mikey

Mikey B. 

Major: Kinesiology 

Fun Fact: I work on motorcycles outside of classes and work

Bio:  Super passionate about climbing and the outdoors. Always excited to learn new skills and up for teaching others new things!