Certifications: Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED/First Aid for the professional rescuer, American Red Cross Lifeguard
Areas of Expertise: Hiking, rock climbing, camping in general, backpacking, on foot/immersed in river rock hopping, and flying (in my dreams but still for real in that way of reality yes)
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, rock climbing, rock hopping (up rivers), hula hooping, body surfing, white water rafting, canoeing, backpacking, being witness to sunsets, sunrises, and moon rises.
Emily Nicole Friedberg is a senior hailing from Oakland, CA double majoring in Health & Humanity and Spanish. Emily grew up going camping with her parents all over northern California, attending outdoor summer camps, and loving any activities exploring the great outdoors. She is happiest when the sky is her ceiling and the horizons are her walls. A few favorite experiences outdoors include co-leading a hike up half dome in Yosemite with 14 high schoolers during her work at Camp Tawonga, where she gets to (work and) play in Yosemite for a good chunk of the summer months. Other particularly memorable moments in the outdoors are tide pooling in Mendocino, rock climbing in Bolinas, and hiking up a mountain called Lion’s Head in Cape Town, South Africa on a full moon. She is looking forward to climbing machu pitcchu in Peru sometime in the near future.
Emily has been an SC Outfitters guide since the beginning of her junior year. In the concrete jungle of South Central, LA, she was experiencing serious symptoms of Nature Deficit Disorder (a real disorder in the new DSM IV!) and wanted to get involved in an organization in which not only could she go on great adventures in the beautiful areas surrounding the city, but also help bring others out to experience new outdoor adventures as well. Emily invented the name “FreShC Outfitters.” (Her primary claim to fame in this organization).
Emily loves SC Outfitters not only for the awesome activities it offers to USC students but because of the fabulous group of people it consists of, including some of her very best friends at USC who made her college experience super-guay. She draws so much inspiration from the awesome people in this organization and the leadership and outdoor skills she learns and utilizes are so special and of infinite value to her.