Design Yourself 37: Seizing Adventure with Aimee Rowe

Today we meet adventurer-extraordinaire, Aimee Rowe. Learn about how she wended her way from being a humanities major in undergraduate (religious studies with an environmental studies concentration to be specific!) to completing her medical residency today – nearly 15 years later. Aimee’s path is filled with many unusual twists and turns from sailing tall ships on both the Atlantic and Pacific, teaching young students about the wilderness in Maine and water conservation along the Mississippi River, and somewhere along the way deciding that she was meant to be a doctor. And then going for it despite all odds. For anyone whose ever wanted to think beyond the conventional way to get things done, this episode is for you.

“You have to not take things personally, which is hard.” – Aimee Rowe

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Learn More About Aimee

Check out Aimee’s bio with Cascades East, where she is currently completing her residency focused on rural family medicine.

And here is Aimee on her “bicycle powered pontoon boat” (that’s the “technical term,” ahem, according to Sharon) sailing down the Mississippi River. #badass