A Philly native, Avery started traveling internationally before her first birthday. From the beaches of Mexico to Egyption deserts and New Zealand’s Southern Alps, she built a deep connection to the natural world. After a solo trip around Europe and North Africa, she went on to study French language and literature in Talloires, making time to hike the French Alps during her free time. Post college, she led backpacking trips throughout the White Mountains, reinforcing her love of environmental preservation and experiential learning. Avery joins the Putney hiring team after eight years of teaching high school literature and environmental studies. She speaks French and Spanish and has led student trips throughout Europe, Central, and South America. In her free time you’ll find her hiking with her dogs and slogging through triathlons.