Alissa Rubin


ALISSA RUBIN aka Algae (Field Instructor/Gator)


Where did you go to college and what did you study?

I studied Biology and Communications at the University of Florida! (Go Gators)


What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Running on trails or on the beach


If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Any and every kind of cereal. I have eaten a whole box of cereal in one day.


What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning?



If you could visit any place in the world where would you go?

I have always wanted to backpack New Zealand. Or Iceland. Or Argentina. This question is too hard.


Who is your environmental hero?

Marjory Stoneman Douglas  was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it for development. Growing up in South Florida, I saw the Everglades disappear due to urban sprawl and I was always inspired by what Marjory Stoneman Douglas stood for.


What is your favorite inspirational quotation?

Stay hungry, stay foolish.


Describe your most embarrassing wilderness experience.

When I was 12 I sat down in a red ant pile and got ants in my pants.


What is your favorite article of clothing?

SOCKS because one can never have too many socks.