Guest Speakers


Sara Boilen

Being Human In Avalanche Terrain

Topic description: Dr. Boilen shifts the ‘human factors’ conversation away from decision making and into the realm of perception, sense-making, and communication. Drawing upon the social and behavioral science literature, she will convince the audience that we can and should do better when it comes to being humans in avalanche terrain. 

Bio: Dr B is a clinical and forensic psychologist in Northwest Montana. Her work as a clinician leaves her caring deeply about the human condition while her experience in forensics has her doubting the human mind and its faculties. She runs a large group practice and is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable mental healthcare. Dr. B is the Board Chair of SheJumps, a nonprofit aimed at getting more girls and women into the outdoors. She loves being in the mountains especially if it involves sitting on a summit and dessert.