Mindi DePaola


Growing up in neighboring Kansas, Mindi spent many of her childhood holidays in Boulder, Colorado and now lives in Cusco, Peru to maintain the mountain lifestyle while pursuing international public health passions. She has a biology background, with a Master’s of Science in Public Health, and loves to focus on the intersection between the environment and humans. While currently working in public health, Mindi has previously worked for the United Nations Environment Programme and much of her academic research was in plant biology and ecology in Minnesota. Being outside is a way to practice strength, self-care, and self-love, and the mountains and climbing have clearly shaped who she is today.