BANFF: Bad A** Nature Fun & Friendship

Trip Region: Canada
Country(ies): Canada
Partners Trek? Yes
Cost: $2266
Airfare Estimate: $500
Structure:   •   Lodging:   •   Nightlife: 4   •   Activity: 4

Do you love nature? Food? Having a cold beer on a beautiful, picturesque, crystal clear lake? Then you should come with us to what U.S. News has ranked as the #1 Best Place to Visit in Canada, and what Canada-born Ross student Emily Ross has called, “the basic b*tch Insta photo capital of Canada”.

We’ve planned a week that allows you to enjoy the natural splendor–and photo opps–of Banff, as well as the warm fuzzy feelings of making new friends (aww).

We are all about that #fit lifestyle, so we will have a variety of activities offered (e.g., hiking, kayaking, yoga). But for those of you that want to be a bit more chill, don’t worry, these activities are optional and we’ll have multiple difficulty levels offered to cater to your fitness (and/or hangover) status.

Not only that, but we’re planning a visit to the hot springs, breweries/wineries, and more! You can also expect some casual (and also potentially competitive) drinking and non-drinking games, and nights out.

Sounds, pretty good eh?

Day-by-day details can be found at the following link:

Day 1 — Saturday, Aug 20

Day-by-day details can be found at the following link:

Annie Zaro

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Pre-MBA life:Consulting, Retail Strategic Vendor Sourcing
Post-MBA plans: Retail Sustainable Supply Chain and Strategy

Why should you join my trek?Because who doesn’t want to be in nature with a cold snack, playing games, and making new life long friends, eh?!

Kelly Tamura

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Undergrad: UCLA
Pre-MBA life:Healthcare Consultant
Post-MBA plans: CPG Brand Management (Marketing)

Why should you join my trek?We are a group of warm, fun, kind (I could go on forever) MBA2s who are very excited to welcome you to Ross! This trip will be a great balance of fun, activity, and chill time and you will finally be able to cross Banff off of your bucket list. If that’s not enticing enough, I’m a very supportive photographer and will help you get the ~perfect~ solo shot for your Instagram feed. I also always have snacks on me, so you don’t have to worry about getting hangry around your new MBA friends.

Anna Haas

Hometown: Ardmore, OK
Undergrad: Barnard College
Pre-MBA life:Non-Profit Fundraising
Post-MBA plans: Consulting

Why should you join my trek?We are fun and SO excited to welcome you to Ross!!!

Summer Thompson

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergrad: Brown University
Pre-MBA life:Data Analytics
Post-MBA plans: Product Marketing

Why should you join my trek?This trip is going to be full of all types of fun, including getting outdoors, relaxing with friends, and taking enviable photos (I can vouch for Kelly’s photography skills). We are so excited to welcome you to Ross!

Becky Epstein

Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Pre-MBA life: Consulting & Human Resources
Post-MBA plans: Human Resources

Why should you join my trek?I sure love a good brewery and mountain, but my home is on the dance floor. #1 best decision of your life: coming to Ross. #2 best decision of your life: coming to Banff with us! I can’t wait to meet you all!

Garrett Lau

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Undergrad: Boston College
Pre-MBA life: Digital Marketing
Post-MBA plans: Consulting

Why should you join my trek?I’ll bring disposable cameras to ensure we capture the mems and help you find the best Banff sticker to put on your water bottle.

Haley Goodman

Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Undergrad: Claremont McKenna College
Pre-MBA life:School Administrator
Post-MBA plans: Consulting

Why should you join my trek? I promise this trip will be Good4U and not at all Brutal. We might take one step forward three steps back but will ultimately other Mtrek groups will be filled with Jealousy, Jealousy at our trip. Ultimately if you don’t choose our trip you might not have cheated, but you’re still a Traitor

Nick Johnson

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergrad: Vassar College
Pre-MBA life:Asset Management
Post-MBA plans: Consulting

Why should you join my trek?I’ll bring Smirnoff Ices

Kate Connors

Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Undergrad: College of William & Mary
Pre-MBA life:D2C Startups
Post-MBA plans: Startups/VC

Why should you join my trek?We may not be actually Canadian, but we’re just as nice and probably more fun. We can’t wait to max out on adventure in the mountains with you!

Marissa Uchimura

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Pre-MBA life:Teacher and State Policy Analyst
Post-MBA plans: Consulting at BCG

Why should you join my trek?This trek will be an incredible opportunity to BOND with your classmates as we experience the outdoors and get to know one each other on a deeper level than you might in a more crowded, city setting.