Sawyer Alberi is lead instructor for RISC and Wilderness Medical Associates. Alberi served two tours as a member of the Vermont National Guard, first as a Flight Medic in Iraq in 2006 and again in 2010 as a Combat Medic and female engagement team leader in Afghanistan. Alberi is an EMT-P (paramedic) and graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy. She has a Masters in Leadership Education and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at UNE. She has also worked for UN forces and within the US military on increasing awareness of gender diversity.