Rosa fell in love with rock climbing over 8 years ago and has just started her career as a climbing instructor and outdoor educator. When she isn’t instructing climbers at Smith Rock, she works as a Trip Leader for Explore Austin and an instructor for Outward Bound. She volunteers her time as a math tutor and as an advisor for Post 58, a non-profit based in Portland which helps organize student-led expeditions. Rosa grew up in Florida, but has lived in various parts of the country where she has spent much of her time climbing, biking, hiking and exploring with her pup. She attended college at Georgia Tech in Atlanta where she graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, and she spent over eight years in the medical industry, designing orthopedic implants such as Spinal rod/screw systems and Shoulder Replacement systems. She moved to the Pacific Northwest to pursue her passion for climbing and guiding. Rosa aspires to learn and grow as an alpine climber and is always eager to gain new experiences and to instruct others, as they do the same.