Pacific Welcomes New Outdoor Pursuits Director

Student Life is thrilled to announce Alexandra “Allie” Talucci as Pacific University’s new Outdoor Pursuits director.

Allie talucciTalucci will start Aug. 15, just in time to jump into the Voyages pre-orientation training exercises. She comes to Pacific after an eight-year outdoor education stint at the Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.

She replaces Phil Friesen, who will be moving to the College of Arts & Sciences to teach and manage the Outdoor Leadership program, which works in tandem with Outdoor Pursuits.

“We are excited to have such a well-rounded outdoor enthusiast join our team dedicated to leading and teaching our students,” said Steve Klein, Student Activities director.

“Allie’s resume demonstrates the depth of her outdoor skill proficiency and her professional educational work experience.” 

Talucci earned an International MBA degree from Universita Pisa and an undergraduate degree from Drexel University, majoring in in communications and public relations.

She has 10+ years as an outdoor educator leading expedition-based courses, facilitating leadership skills, building teams and facilitating. She has also served as a senior faculty member, logistics manager, and lead instructor.

Her background demonstrates a commitment to the practice and integration of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work, experience working in multi-national teams and international settings, and experience leading and managing logistics for international trips and courses.

Please welcome Allie to Pacific University!

Student Life wishes to thank V Martin, Center for Gender Equity director and Justin Hall, Outdoor Pursuits assistant director for leading the successful search for a new director.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022