Expedition Team

Whitney Horstman - C-174


Whitney Horstman is an acupuncturist and massage therapist, originally from the mountains of Colorado, currently living on the Big Island of Hawaii.  She holds an M.S. in Oriental medicine from Hawaii College of Oriental Medicine (2012), and a B.A. in medieval and Renaissance studies from Wellesley College (2002).  Prior to entering the field of alternative medicine she worked as a wildland firefighter and EMT.  Whitney participated in SEA Semester class C-174 her junior year of college, thus fulfilling a dream she had since high school when she first learned of the program.  Her outside activities include hiking and swimming with her dogs, outrigger ocean canoe paddling, fire spinning, horseback riding, literature, and picking up trash on the beach to use in art projects.