Aby Parsons

Aby Parsons

I laid eyes on my first North Carolina waterfall 20 years ago when I flew from my hometown of Bristol, England to spend a summer working at a summer camp in Brevard. The staff took a trip to the forest where I saw Looking Glass Falls. Now, all these years later, I’ve found peace and joy, (and some really great swimming holes!) at hundreds of falls across the state. I grew up in England, attending the University of Central Lancashire for my BA and MA, and then returned to Bristol to work in secondary education for 3 years. During this period, I spent every summer for seven years working at Girl Scout camps in NC and CA. I moved to Atlanta in 2008 to earn my Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. Upon graduating in 2013, I worked in Student Affairs at Georgia Tech for five years, and have been a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion manager for a large corporation in Georgia since 2019. I live in Clarkston, GA with my spouse, Quinn. I love hiking, backpacking, climbing, learning sign language, and meeting other waterfall enthusiasts.