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Rachel Dranoff

Rachel Dranoff
Rachel is an art teacher and outdoor educator who is currently pursuing a MA in art & design education at Rhode Island School of Design. She enjoys climbing, anatomical illustration, and trail running.

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Potential Energy

By Rachel Dranoff on 12/27/16 7:52 AM

Potential energy: (noun) Energy that is stored within an object, not in motion but capable of becoming active.

I had been dreaming of doing a NOLS course since age 21, although I didn’t fully realize it at the time. My college boyfriend did a semester in the Pacific Northwest, and I remember exchanging letters and the excitement of being able to talk on the phone when he was back at the base.

Six years later, recovering from the end of our relationship, I found myself in the Pacific Northwest about to embark on a NOLS adventure of my own.

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Topics: Live the Dream

22 Ways You Know You’re a NOLSie

By Rachel Dranoff on 11/8/16 6:54 AM

Reflections on returning to society after a NOLS course…

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Topics: Behind the Scenes