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Todd and Elizabeth Miner

Todd Miner is executive director of Cornell Outdoor Education. An experienced mountaineer, he led climbs to North America’s seven highest summits, as well as numerous expeditions throughout Alaska, Latin America, and the world. Todd works as a leadership coach with the Johnson Graduate School of Management and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and he facilitates and consults in the U.S. and abroad. He previously served as assistant dean, assistant professor, and administrator at Keuka College and the University of Alaska. Miner earned a BS in anthropology from the University of Alaska, a master's from Alaska Pacific University, and a doctorate from Boston University.

Elizabeth Miner spent her freshman year at Alaska Pacific University before transferring to Cornell to study natural resources. Born in Alaska, she has traveled solo across the U.S., in Ecuador, and throughout Alaska. For the past two summers she has returned to Alaska to work with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Elizabeth is passionate about the environment, social justice, and travel and hopes to combine all of them into a future career.

Todd and Elizabeth enjoy kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, skiing, mountaineering, and winter camping. They love sharing their passion for adventure, which they have done by teaching parent-teen adventures for CAU since 2007.