My name is Allison Hughes and I am excitedly overseeing the UTC Outdoors program. I call Northern Virginia my home. I began in campus recreation as a spin instructor and trip leader for Old Dominion University.  I received my Bachelors of Science in Park and Recreation Tourism Management in 2013. That same year, I was accepted to continue my campus recreation path as the graduate assistant for The University of Central Florida’s Outdoor Adventure Program. I received my Master of Education degree in Higher Education - Student Leadership in 2015. I am very excited to bring my passion for outdoor education to the students of UTC! I am an active member of NIRSA and AORE and can’t wait to bring new elements to the program!


In my free time you can find me bouldering/climbing, backpacking, on a SUP, or lounging with a good book and some coffee. Surfing is my number one sport, but I will have to branch out and try something new in my new home town of Chattanooga!