Josh hails from New Hampshire and grew up exploring the mountains, forests, and rivers of northern New England. After earning degrees in philosophy from Connecticut College and the University of Chicago, he spent several years working in education in the US, France, the Czech Republic, and India. Josh has climbed mountains and explored wild places all over the globe - from the Himalayas of Nepal to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains to America’s own Pacific Northwest. He loves immersing himself in new cultures and traditions and discovering the many ways that people have found to relate the natural world. He is currently working on his Ph.D and teaching philosophy at Boston University. He gets back to New Hampshire to hike as often as he can.