Lisa Gilbert '10

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At Home in my World

For senior Lisa Gilbert, her journey so far has been dedicated to community, service, and education. So what is she saving for a second act?

Growing up in Henniker, N.H., “I played outside alot,” Lisa says. “The first hikes I did were in a backpack on my parents’ backs.” This early immersion kicked off her interest in the outdoors and influenced what she plans for a post-graduate career. “Playing outside developed into a curiosity about the natural world, and that motivated me to tie environmental studies with recreation.” Lisa believes that experiencing the outdoors helps people appreciate its value and may push them to work for its preservation. “If you can start people off by just liking to be outside, that will convince them to care more about the outdoors,” she says.

This early realization combined with Lisa’s deep family connections to her hometown gave her a heightened sense of community. “Family and extended family is all within walking distance of my house,” she says. Lisa sought out community building activities while still in high school. She volunteered with local clubs and completed projects in locations ranging from a small Nicaragua town to a New Orleans neighborhood six months post-Katrina, where her group aided the clean-up of some devastated homes. She remembers feeling “really impressed with how the community all came out and were working together. We were there for the first Mardi Gras they had after the storm. They had so much pride.”

Since arriving at Green Mountain College, Lisa has seen her leadership skills and service efforts flourish. A GreenMAP trip leader with NOLS certification and president of the Honors Floor, she has participated in and led projects in trail building, ecological stewardship and wilderness awareness. “The traditional classroom setting is not the most effective place for me to learn. To do more hands-on is really useful. The things that you learn stay with you longer.”

By Ryan Dixon '11

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Women's Soccer
Tuesday, 10/27
at University of Maine - Farmington, NAC first-round,
2 p.m.

Cross-Country
Saturday, 10/31
NAC Championships, 11 a.m.

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WEEK AT A GLANCE


MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Energy Healing
1 - 4 p.m., Wellness Center

African Dance
5 - 6 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Belly Dancing
6 - 7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

GreenMAP Kayak Pool Session
8 - 9:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Tai Chi
5:15 - 6 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Meditation
6:00 - 6:30 p.m., Chapel

Spirituality Club
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Chapel

Grahame Davies, Gary Lindorff & Doug Norford
7 p.m., The Gorge

Film: Wild Stallions
8 p.m., The Gorge

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
GreenMAP Road Bike Ride
Meet at 5 p.m., Brennan Circle

Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 5 p.m, Waldron Athletic Center

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waldron Pool

Faculty Colloquium:
Prof. Mary Pernal

12 - 1 p.m., Terrace 124

Yoga
1 - 2:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

GRE Study Session
4 - 5 p.m., Griswold Library Room 2

Ecology Study Group
5 - 6 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Shakti Tribal Belly Dance (advanced)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Spanish Study Group
6:30 - 7 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

Discussion: Is America Post-Racial?
7 p.m., Intercultural Center

Tribal Dance (beginners)
7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Meditation
8:30 - 9 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Roots of Creation
9 p.m., The Gorge

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
Fitness Swim
7:30 - 9 a.m., Waldron Pool

Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Yoga
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Interfaith Dialogue
1 p.m., East Room

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
1:30 - 8 p.m., Wellness Center

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Intro to Geology Study Group
7 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center

Intro to Sign Language Workshop
7 - 8:30 p.m., Wellness Center

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
Fitness Consulting & Training
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Fitness Swim
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waldron Pool

Meditation
2:15 - 2:45 p.m., Chapel

Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Tricks & Treats IV Rail Jam
6 p.m., GMC Lodge, Killington

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
Yoga
1 - 2 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

UNICEF Halloween Party
7 p.m., The Gorge

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Community Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Spanish Study Group
9 - 10 p.m., Calhoun Learning Center



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