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Ayla Chase

Masters Entry '24

FAWM Candidate 

I love being outdoors and sharing the awesomeness of the world around us. I enjoy hiking, climbing, boarding, and nursing. Low Key , white water raft guide on the Black River of Upstate New York 2019-2021. 

My undergrad was from Florida Institute of Technology '14 in Information Systems through ROTC. I went on to have an awesome career in the Army before deciding to transition to health care full time. In my free time I have been an EMT,  youth sports coach, white water raft guide, volunteer fire fighter and more. I love connecting with people and communities and am excited to bring this project to life.

 

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Meet The Leadership Team

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Haley Baumgartner

Community Outreach Officer: Guests and Connections

Hi there!

My name is Haley Baumgartner and I am originally from a town 45 minutes outside of Chicago. Growing up, my parents would take me camping throughout the summer time where I enjoyed building fires, setting up my own tent, and canoeing down the different bodies of water. Now that I’m an adult, I have continued to explore this passion by hiking throughout the different national parks across the United States (when time allots)! So far, Glacier National Park has been one of my favorites due to the wildlife, picturesque views, and stellar trails to hike. 

 

I graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities in 2020 where I majored in Spanish and physiology. I am hopeful to join my degree in nursing to provide care globally by either working with Doctors Without Borders or assisting in times where disaster relief medicine is needed. I am incredibly excited to be a part of this team to explore more about adventure medicine, work with you all, and learn more about myself! 

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Ayla Chase

President

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Masters Entry '24

FAWM Candidate 

I love being outdoors and sharing the awesomeness of the world around us. I enjoy hiking, climbing, boarding, and nursing. Low Key , white water raft guide on the Black River of Upstate New York 2019-2021.  I have the most incredible wife and together we have three adventure dogs and a cool cat.

My undergrad was from Florida Institute of Technology '14 in Information Systems through ROTC. I went on to have an awesome career in the Army before deciding to transition to health care full time. In my free time I have been an EMT,  youth sports coach, white water raft guide, volunteer fire fighter and more. I love connecting with people and communities and am excited to bring this project to life.

 

www.lifesachase.com 

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Tessa Tudor

Vice President- In Coming President Summer 2024

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Hi, I'm Tessa!

I'm from Seattle and earned my Bachelors in Entrepreneurship and international business from the University of Washington. Upon graduating, I worked for Amazon on the founding team of the black business accelerator, where I grew to be a top-ranked Sales Manager. However, I felt unfulfilled and cooped up in the office, so I took a leap of faith and followed my passion for nursing. It took three years to get here, but for the first time, I know I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. 

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, loving being outdoors is basically a requirement, so I quickly learned to take advantage of every season. You'll find me on the lake paddle boarding or kayaking in the summer. In the winter, I'll be on the mountain snowboarding, and in between, I like to go hiking with my dog, Twila. My love for the outdoors has taken me all across the world, from the Swiss Alps to Whistler, Canada, and lots in between. I can't wait to keep exploring this extraordinary world, which is why I'm so excited about the opportunity to combine my passion for the outdoors with nursing. 

Having the skill set to quickly assess an emergent situation in the wilderness is necessary for anyone who loves the outdoors, and as a nurse, we get to take that further and provide potentially lifesaving care. As someone who has had several injuries on outdoor adventures, I can say firsthand that nurses have the unique ability to comfort patients in their scariest moments, which is even more valuable in an unpredictable setting. Which is why I’m so excited that the Adventure Medicine Team formed at JHSON; joining the team and having the opportunity to gain this experience was a huge driving factor for me to move across the country and attend JHSON. I can’t wait to bring even more AM exposure to our fellow students and explore everything this side of nursing has to offer!

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Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Melissa Hunter

DNP, MSN, BSN, BA, RN

APRN, CNE, CRNP, FNP-BC

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Simone Foley

Communications Officer

 

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Christian Jenkins

Community Outreach Officer: Event and logistics aquisitions

 

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Hey, I'm Christian! I’ve spent most of my life in the DC area, but I’ve moved around a lot as a military kid. For undergrad, I attended UVA where I studied biomedical engineering, then had a short career in consulting before ending up at Hopkins. After taking some courses in Humanitarian Public Health, I realized that providing medical aid in conflict zones would be an important step in my nursing career. Although I had never been camping, or considered myself an outdoors person, before joining the Adventure Medicine Team, I knew that this club would give me some invaluable skills for providing aid in austere environments. Whether my career takes me to flight medicine, NGO work abroad, or international public health, I’ll have AMT to thank for my basic survival skills.

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Connecting with the beautiful world around our urban human bubble has always been a passion of mine — especially when that experience is shared with an amazing team. My favorite memories consist of backpacking in the outback of Yosemite national park, diving into starlit lakes, gathering around the campfire, learning the hard way of what it means to be a leader and how to truly support each other as a group through the trials and tribulations of the long backpacking haul. 

 

My initial inspiration to become a healthcare provider came to me while training for the Wilderness First Responder certification in 2018. I worked as an adventure guide and outdoor gear shop technician for 3 years at UC San Diego while studying Human Developmental Sciences and Cognitive Science (so if your tent, skis or cognition needs fixing, you know who to call!). As an ex-NCAA athlete, I have always belonged to a team, and I’m passionate about bringing people together - or joining them - wherever my world travels take me. I’m thrilled by the intersection of adventure and medicine, and I look forward to helping cultivate new experiences and future options for nursing students like us!

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Dr. Melissa Hunter is a forward-thinking advanced-practice nurse with 25 years of experience in bedside nursing, nursing education, and professional development within the health care field. Dr. Hunter has experience implementing innovative, evidence-based practice projects and current trends within a health care organization and has taught nursing students in the clinical area and nurses at the bedside as an education specialist in the hospital setting. She is a graduate of the DNP Executive Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

We are so grateful to have Dr. Hunter as our faculty advisor leading our teams innovative and collaborative endevours within our community and beyond! 

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Dominic Antinozzi

Adventure Medicine Team Captain

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Ali Everhart

Finance Officer

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My name is Dominic Antinozzi. I have a dual bachelors from Allegheny College in Global Health Studies and in History. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I have spent every available moment since I can remember living the outdoors with my father, and five brothers. The ‘woods’, as we call the northern Georgian wilderness is as much home to me as anywhere. 

 

Adventure medicine is the perfect intersection of what I want to do on my own time and at work as a clinician. To have the tools and skills for a quick response in an emergent situation enables a world of adventure to open up. I have honed many of these skills as State of Georgia Incident Management Operator and learn more everyday at Hopkins. I hope to continue learning these tools and skills and pass-on what I know to the Adventure Medicine Team. 

My name is Ali and I grew up in the foothills of the Cascade mountains in Washington state. I got my bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in Environmental Health and worked in western Alaska in public health and as a volunteer EMT before pivoting to nursing.

 

I love to be outside in any capacity, but visiting new places through running and biking are my favorite. Being outdoors and away from immediate medical care requires self-sufficiency and preparedness. I’m interested in rural health care and disaster preparedness/emergency response and am excited to learn new skills that can better equip me to respond in those situations.

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