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!
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.
2017-2018 Trailblazers Executive Committee
President: Devshan Renganathan
Vice President: Fletcher Chasteen
I joined Trailblazers because the club offers a worthwhile way to enjoy nature.
Treasurer: Aaron She
Local Project Coordinator: Natalie Daugherty
I joined Trailblazers because I wanted a place where I can commit to volunteering outdoors and recreationally. Being a Project Coordinator allows me to plan freely for interesting events.
Social Media Chair & Alternative Break Coordinator Assistant: Camilla Liu
(Dreaming) to be the real Lara Croft.
Alternative Break Coordinator: Ajay Saini
Webmaster: Carl Schriever
I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors and this club provides me with a great opportunity to get outside and serve at the same time.
Gearmaster: Sean Furgiuele
Secretary: Corey Burke