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About Us

Who We Are
Trailblazers is an official student organization of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The purpose of Trailblazers is to increase student and faculty appreciation for the outdoors through trail adventure and exploration. The Trailblazers Executive Committee coordinates trips combining environmental service projects with outdoor recreation to allow participants to build new friendships while serving and learning about the environment.

All Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students (members and non-members), along with faculty and staff, are eligible to participate on Trailblazers outdoor service and adventure trips. Trips planned by the Trailblazers Executive Committee include multiple Local Projects throughout the year and Alternative Break Trips during Fall Break and Spring Break. We hope you choose to join us for a future adventure!

Trailblazers History
In the spring of 2007, four Georgia Tech students came together to plan and lead the first ever “Trailblazers Alternative Spring Break” program. The program took twelve Georgia Tech students to Harpers Ferry, WV for spring break, where they spent four days working with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club installing granite steps on the Appalachian trail. The following three days were spent backpacking a twenty-five mile section of the Appalachian trail.

This first Alternative Spring Break trip was a huge success, and as a result, the founders determined to establish an organization called “Trailblazers”. The first Trailblazers Executive Committee was selected in April 2007, and the following November, Trailblazers received its status as an official student organization at Georgia Tech.

Since that first Alternative Spring Break in 2007, Trailblazers has been coordinating and leading Local Projects throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area in addition to its Alternative Break Trips, which now include Fall Break and Spring Break.

2016-2017 Trailblazers Executive Committee

Co-President: Operations
Katherine Gordon (kgordon32@gatech.edu)

Co-President: Trips
Ajay Saini (ajaytrc@gmail.com)

Treasurer
Graham McAllister (mcallister.g.t@gmail.com)

Local Project Coordinator
Devshan Renganathan (devshan95@live.com)
Natalie Daugherty (ndaugherty7@gatech.edu)

Alternative Break Coordinator
Devshan Renganathan (devshan95@live.com)
Fletcher Chasteen (fletcherchasteen@gmail.com)

Webmaster
Kelsey Kurzeja (kkurzeja3@gatech.edu)

Gearmaster
Aaron She (ashe3@gatech.edu)

Social Committee
Caitlyn Seim (seimresearch@gmail.com)