MARY MCINTYRE | Big Mountain Skier/Photographer/Writer/Adventurer

Salt Lake City, UT


Published Work

▪ Chadar Trek: 100 Miles on Zanskar’s Blanket of Ice, Outdoor Journal, Autumn 2015

▪ Mountain Skills: 12 Things I Learned at Icefall Lodge’s Ski Mountaineering Course on Backcountry Magazine, May 2015

▪ Nepal: A Change of Plans, Goal Zero, April 2015

▪ Navigating Baja: Little Town, Big Fish, National Geographic Adventure, April 2015



▪ University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

January 2012-May 2014 ▪ Double BS in Geography and Environmental Studies ▪ Minor in French

▪ University of California Santa Barbara, CA

September 2009-December 2011 ▪ Focus in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies

▪ University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

August -December 2011 ▪ Focus in Geography





▪ TEDxSLC Participant

June 2014 ▪ Lead discussion about Food Justice and Community Nutrition

▪ Continuing Student in Geography Scholarship

2013-2014 ▪ One year paid tuition ($7,000) through the University of Utah Geography Department

▪ Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

2014 ▪ Award of $1500 to facilitate with Food Justice research in low-income communities

▪ Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

2013 ▪ Award of $1500 to facilitate with paleoecology research





▪ Researcher

University of Utah Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Salt Lake City, UT

November 2013-Present

▪ Investigate issues of Food Justice in a low-income community of Salt Lake City

▪ Create an Ethnographic recipe book about culturally-informed cooking and diverse approaches to health and nutrition


▪ Blogger

SLC Foodie, Salt Lake City, UT

May 2013-Present

▪ Produce 500 word blog posts about local restaurants, take photos to accompany write-ups

▪ Assist with event management and set-up

▪ Aid with recipe development for associated food blog



▪ Intern

Save Our Canyons, Salt Lake City, UT

June-August 2013

▪ Managed volunteer events and membership communications, contributed to blog posts

▪ Assisted with outreach programs and gathered signatures in support of a forthcoming Wilderness Bill

▪ Researched and developed a 5-page information packet about wilderness areas surrounding Salt Lake City

▪ Created a map in ArcMaps showing the environmental impact of a proposed ski development on USFS land in relation to the organization’s conservation efforts


▪ Laboratory Research Assistant

Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, UT

August 2012-May 2013

▪ Analyzed sediment cores to reconstruct ancient fire regimes and determine ecosystem response to climate change in Amazonian ecosystems

▪ Subsampled sediment cores, prepared subsamples for charcoal quantification



▪ Laboratory Research Assistant

UC Santa Barbara Marine Biology Lab, Goleta, CA

August-December 2010

▪Assisted with research concerning beach rehabilitation and the impact of wildfires on the surrounding region

▪ Dissected plant and animal specimens, prepared samples for isotope analysis


2 Comments resume

  1. Claire February 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Hey Mary
    Loved the Icefall and Nepal photos! Have fun and good luck with the cookbook

    1. Mary McIntyre April 13, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Thanks Claire! Glad you enjoyed them. I shared some in Dropbox – let me know if you didn’t receive the email link for some reason.


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