Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard (Waterfront), First Aid, CPR/AED
Areas of Expertise: Backpacking, Canoeing, Orienteering, Geocaching, Camping Philosophy
Hobbies/Interests: Backcountry Cooking, Backcountry Photography, Film, US Education Policy, Steely Dan, Les Mis
Jules Hensel is a senior pursuing a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, as well as minors in both Psychology and Accounting. Through attending Camp Nebagamon in Wisconsin, he has explored the Superior Hiking Trail, Pictured Rocks, Porcupine Mountains, Isle Royale, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and the Quetico, sometimes camping for fourteen days at a time. Outside the Midwest, he has scaled 14276-foot Mount Antero in Colorado and, of course, has participated in many SC Outfitters trips all over Southern California. Over the past two summers, Jules led trips for 3rd through 9th graders back at Camp Nebagamon. Jules has also attended (but not competed in…yet) the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, WI for the past four years straight.
On campus, he has served as President of the Delta Chi Fraternity as well as Team Leader on two Alternative Breaks (Orcas Island, WA and Thailand). He also is a member of Los Angeles Community Impact, consulting local nonprofits on their business problems.
Jules enjoys wilderness trips because he believes that the outdoors connects people so powerfully. Out there, without the stresses of schoolwork and the distractions of cell phones, intimate communities are formed so quickly due to the shared experience of observing beautiful nature, the mutual accomplishments of physical challenges, and people’s willingness to converse and understand their newfound friends.
As President, Jules hopes to make trips more accessible (through increased availability and decreased cost) and create a higher sense of community among the membership base.