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Outdoors Instructor- Brittany Leavitt

About Brittany Leavitt

Brittany, a Trans-racial Adoptee,  Has always connected to the outdoors from spending time by the country mountains in upstate New York, To the ocean side of Massachusetts. To city life in Washington DC. The last six years,  Brittany's passion has been to lead and teach others how to enjoy the outdoors, while also focusing on clearing pathways for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community. Working with organizations such as Outdoor Afro, Brown Girls Climb, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and REI. In 2018 Brittany was recognized as Blue Ridges Mountain Magazine 30 under 30 and American Alpine Club-DC section “One to watch”.  Brittany has tried to ensure that all voices are heard and accurately represented. A few other noted accomplishments have been joining the Outdoor Afro Expedition Team to Kilimanjaro, becoming the first American American team to climb the mountain in 2018. Another noted accomplishment is to spend at least 3 years creating the BIPOC climbing festival Color the Crag with Brown Girls Climb and Brothers of climbing. Brittany’s most recent opportunity was being able to help create a new adventure badge with the North Face and the Girl Scouts. 


 When Brittany is not outside climbing on rocks or hitting the trails.  You can find her teaching 2 to 3 years at the Smithsonian. Connecting to the outdoors is just one way to define Brittany. Her passion spread to other spaces such as music, photography, art, early education.



1. What inspired you to pursue this career?

2. How long have you been doing your job?

3. What kind of education is required for your career?

4. Which of your personality traits are helpful and important for your job?

5. What is a typical day like in your job?

6. What do you like the most about your job?

7. What are your least favorite parts of the job?

8. What is the most interesting story that happened during your job?

9. What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you on the job?

10. Did you face any specific challenges because of your gender in a male-dominate career?

11. What advice do you have for someone who might want to pursue this career?

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