William Downie, ACE Peer Advisor

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Hobbies/extracurriculars: Hiking, camping, backpacking, snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee, slacklining (really anything that gets me outdoors) and listening to/playing music.

Favorite artist: The Grateful Dead

Favorite place to eat in Boulder: Smelly Deli

One interesting fact about you: I spent my 16th birthday and the day preceding it (48 hours) alone in the desert region of Utah with only a tarp, handful of peanuts, crackers and raisins and the cloths I was wearing.

What is your favorite part about ENVS: My favorite part about ENVS is being able to work towards protecting outdoor areas that are not only beautiful and ecologically important, but that I have personally experienced. I love feeling as though I am working as part of the solution, not as part of the problem.

Favorite quote: “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is not greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun” – Alexander Supertramp (Chris Candles)