Jenna Sampson


Jenna Sampson was born beneath the dancing auroras in Alaska. She eventually found her way to San Francisco where she took a job at a small 30 person company called Twitter. There she launched the company’s first local grants and non-profit outreach program, working to connect the tech bubble with the community outside its doors. Realizing her need to be in the mountains, she moved to Boulder and took up the local obsessions of rock climbing and ultra-running before getting the courage to return to school to pursue her dream as a long-form non-fiction storyteller, spreading information that can inspire and inform.

She is covering outdoor culture, economics and policy for Under the Flatirons. You can view some recent thoughts and projects at

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