People

President

Elissa Taylor

Elissa, from the Rockies of western Montana, loves backpacking, mountaineering, and most forms of climbing: ice, rock, and yes even plastic (but she’s still working up her trad confidence). She’s studying Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and ultimately hopes to attend vet school and go into species conservation. Or maybe just become a traveling dog groomer dirtbag.

Vice-President

Jack Lawlor

Class of 2022 in Currier House, studying Integrative Biology with a secondary in MBB. I’m a New Hampshire native, and I love getting outside in the Granite State and beyond for some bouldering, sport climbing, mountaineering and more. I also spend a decent amount of time stopping to look at the rare arctic flora that populate New England’s peaks, the unusual birds that nest on the boreal forest slopes, and the colorful native brook trout in the mountain streams. 

Secretary

Kyle Sutton

Class of 2021 in Cabot House, majoring in Computer Science. Kyle likes to get outside mountaineering, sport climbing, hiking, running, and skiing. Occasionally likes to boulder inside in his blue tye-dye Miguel’s tank top, but is ashamed about it.

Treasurer

Paul Georgoulis

Class of 2021 in Leverett House, studying Music and History & Literature. Paul grew up in the Kansas City area, and even though there might not be much to summit on the prairie, he discovered his love of backpacking and mountaineering during summers in Colorado and New Mexico. When he’s not in the mountains, Paul likes to run, swim, and play the organ.

Co-Gear Tsar

Charlie Biggs

Class of 2021 in Leverett House, studying Mechanical Engineering with a Secondary in Folklore and Mythology and a Citation in Italian. Charlie loves camping, running, cycling, and talking in third person.

Co-Gear Tsar

Chris Partridge

Class of 2024 in Pfohorzeimer House, studying Computer Science. Chris was born in California but grew up in New England, spending many of his summers and falls climbing or hiking in the White Mountains. A huge rock climber, he began competing at age 11 and made the U.S. team at SCS Nationals in 2013, spending vacation time driving to anywhere from the Red River Gorge in Kentucky to the Red Rocks In Nevada. He quickly found skiing was better closer to where he was born, but still enjoys the northern slopes of Jay Peak and many of the mountains in Maine and NH. When closer to sea level, Chris loves to play guitar, sail his sunfish, and visit Wellfleet, Cape Cod for the seafood and shark encounters.

Cabin Liaison

Ken Pearson

Originally from Ketchikan, Alaska, Ken is a second-year law student focusing on energy and environmental law, Before law school, he studied Electrical Engineering and Sociology at the University of Tennessee and then served in the Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer Officer. A lover of all things mountain, Ken enjoys traditional alpine, rock and ice climbing, and backcountry skiing.

Graduate Liaison

Nicolo Foppiani

I was born in and grew up in Italy. After graduating with my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Pisa (without attempting to climb the tower) I moved to Harvard, where I am a fourth-year PhD student in physics! I love climbing, especially sport and multi-pitch and being high up in the mountains for alpine climbing in the summer, and for skiing over the winter! I love travelling around the world (when there are no pandemics), but also coming back to my hometown in Italy, where I can rock-climb the many seacliffs around here! Climbing apart, I also love wine tasting, only if it’s good wine, and photography, whenever time allows!

Librarian

Serena Wurmser

Class of 2023, Astrophysics & Earth and Planetary Sciences joint concentration. Serena loves everything outdoor related, including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and wandering around new places. To be honest, mostly in it for the wandering part.

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