Meet the exec board

PRESIDENT - Marissa Cowan

Hey climbers! I’m Marissa and I am from a random cornfield in Illinois. I’m a senior in bioengineering and I am your president this year. As president, I am most excited to get members outdoors to climb some awesome routes and learn some new skills! I have been sport climbing since my freshman year and love going on climbing trips (RIP my Kia Soul) so, if you ever want to climb outside/learn some new skills hit me up! I can’t wait to meet everybody this year, happy climbing!


Hi! I’m Ian, I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and I am a senior studying bioengineering. I’ve been climbing seriously now for 4 years and love getting into the nitty gritty details of climbing. I enjoy backpacking, mountaineering, traditional climbing, multipitching, skiing, and I might start taking sport climbing seriously. I work as an instructor at the ARC wall and love teaching skills, especially advanced skills. I’m trying to get into ice climbing and alpine climbing and am very passionate about Leave No Trace and stewardship

SECRETARY - Autumn Senecal

Hi everyone! My name is Autumn and I am currently a junior majoring in interdisciplinary psychology and minoring in criminology. I am serving as secretary on the climbing club exec board and it’s been amazing meeting all the new members and planning events. Everyone on the exec board is amazing and this club brings me so much fulfillment, I’m excited to see how this year goes!

TREASURER - Andrew Lutsky

Hi! My name is Andrew Lutsky. I am a junior in biochemistry and I am the treasurer for this amazing club. I am from the Bay Area in California and I’m really excited to be on exec to give back to the community that has given me so much and to help more people engage with the rock climbing community.

SOCIAL CHAIRS - Daria Wendell and Rose Carroll

Hey guys! We are so excited to be planning social events for this school year whether its Grill n’ Chill, Barn Dance, Harvard Night, or some special events to come. I’m Daria (left) and I am a Bioengineering student from northern New Jersey. And I’m Rose (right) from Chicago studying Agricultural Engineering. We’re both seniors, and we joined climbing club our freshman year, met at the first callout and have been climbing and hanging with some great people since. We are always excited to meet new people and look forward to organizing events for us to hang out this year!


Hello! I’m Henry Rousseau, a sophomore environmental science major from Skokie, Illinois, and I’m currently your Philanthropy Chair! I decided to go for this position completely on a whim, and I’m so glad I did. Climbing club is home to many of the best people I’ve met on campus, so it feels great to be able to provide opportunities for everyone here to better the experience of climbing throughout the entire state. I mostly climb indoors, but have gone climbing outside for the first time ever this year at both Lake Kinkaid and Jackson Falls, which never would have happened without this club!

TECH CHAIRS - Estelle Orleans and Matthew Krauss

Hey everyone! We are the tech chairs for this year and can’t wait to snap awesome pictures of you guys climbing. I am Estelle (right) and I’m a Junior studying Studio Art with a concentration in New Media. I’m from Deerfield, Illinois. I started climbing about a year ago and love the climbing club community. And I am Matthew (left), a freshman studying environmental engineering and I am from Connecticut. Climbing is kinda my entire life and I would love to help others fall in love with the sport as well. We look forward to organizing anything tech related, and be on the lookout for some sick merch in the near future!

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