Chu Xiong is a St. Paul native and graduate of the Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Career Academy. “I really thought in the beginning outdoor careers were just for park rangers, but I found out about other opportunities, like trip guides and jobs in the fishing industry. The experience was really mind-opening.” Soon after her education, Chu was hired by Wilderness Inquiry as an intern and then promoted to administrative assistant. Chu is a systems thinker who is eager to take on every challenge thrown her way. Staff and visitors alike appreciate her friendly demeanor at the front desk.