Ecology Intern

Drake Stasyshyn

Drake is a rising University Senior with nearly a decade of experience in outdoor environments. Working towards B.A. degrees in Ecology and Geography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, Drake combines strong academic credentials with practical expertise. His work spans snow hydrology, GIS, land stewardship, and outdoor adventure guiding, reflecting a deep commitment to environmental stewardship and education.
Previously a Snow Hydrology Intern at the University of Colorado, Drake collaborated with faculty, graduate students, and staff at the University of Colorado’s Mountain Research Station, conducting field data collection and engaging in community outreach. As a guide for the CU Outdoor Program, he led and facilitated outdoor excursions, ensuring safe and enjoyable experiences for participants while teaching navigation and wilderness survival skills.
Additionally, Drake served as a Land Steward Intern at Saratoga Plan Land Conservatory, where he monitored conservancy properties, managed trail work crews, and maintained positive relationships with landowners and volunteers.
Drake's volunteer experience includes working as a Trail Worker for the Adirondack Mountain Club, where he maintained trail systems, constructed erosion-prevention structures, and educated hikers on trail etiquette. His certifications in AIIRE 1 Avalanche Safety, Wilderness First Aid, and Wilderness First Responder further underscore his preparedness and dedication to safety in outdoor environments. With a passion for environmental science and a proven track record of leadership and stewardship.

Drake's Certifications

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Wilderness First Aid