As a Guest Lecturer / Virtual Speaker…

Kelly Santos, Hilmar H.S. English Dept., CA

Carine was amazing as a virtual speaker. She was eager and willing to answer any & all questions my students had. I admire how open and vulnerable she has chosen to be about such a hard experience. My only wish … Continue reading

Laura Hayes, Laramie County Community College, WY

I’ve read many books with students over my twenty-plus years of teaching, but few have made such an impact as The Wild Truth. Even more special is when students can connect with Carine personally, and virtual classroom visits make that … Continue reading

Catherine Metcalf, English Honors, Gloucester H.S., VA

It’s not often that students can actually speak with an author, character, or contributor associated with a book. So, being able to have Carine McCandless come and visit with my students was an amazing experience. Her instant rapport with the … Continue reading

Erika Blauch Rusley, Cape Elizabeth H.S., ME

When I learned that Carine was available to virtually meet with my students, I was thrilled. I read Into the Wild shortly after it was published and enjoy sharing the story with students as part of my English curriculum. I … Continue reading

A Note from Jon Krakauer

The first time I ever spoke with Carine McCandless was in October 1992. The remains of her 24-year-old brother, Chris, had been discovered the previous month in Alaska, near the northern boundary of Denali National Park, and I had phoned … Continue reading

Douglas A. Kennedy, Ed.D, CPRP – Virginia Wesleyan College

Never had I seen the students so riveted and hanging on a speaker’s every word. Her message, delivery, warmth, and connection was like none other I had seen. Where it had taken me several weeks until my students were completely … Continue reading

Mackenzie Aime – Emory University

TEDxEmory is beyond thankful that Carine was able to speak at our conference. Throughout our interactions leading up to and during the event she was professional and friendly, an absolute pleasure to work with. She came prepared and gave an incredibly powerful talk. … Continue reading

Kristen Watts, Ridley H.S., PA

As an English teacher, I feel one of the most important pieces of wisdom in life comes from understanding humanity itself. I emphasize this with my students year after year, and I especially love teaching Into the Wild because it … Continue reading

Frances Fok,  Landstown H.S. Governor’s STEM & Tech Academy, VA

Each year, students at Landstown study Into the Wild, the inspiring story of Christopher McCandless. This year, we were privileged to have Chris’s sister, Carine, visit with us to share her insights on the book and her brother. My students … Continue reading

Lon A. Pringle, – AP US History Instructor, Westfield High School, Fairfax VA

Literature comes alive when Carine McCandless shares her remarkable and forthright insights about her brother and the book about his life, Into the Wild. Moreover, her gentle delivery of her brother’s adventure encourages our students to connect the written word … Continue reading