Soumya, known as SJ, is from Kolkata, India and has been working in adventure and experiential education for the last 9 years. He has started his career in outdoor education as a rock climbing instructor for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Program. His love and passion for mountaineering brought him closer to the high mountains in the Himalayas, where he started leading trekking trips for different organizations. He has an outdoor education diploma from NOLS and has worked in different countries in Asia, Africa and the USA. SJ is currently working as a senior instructor in Outward Bound Vietnam.