I am Mark Rose, from Hazel Green, KY, within a half-hour of the spectacular Red River Gorge. I went to Morehead State University, where I earned a bachelor's in Government and a master's in Public Administration. I enjoy hiking, swimming, and bicycling. I also have much interest in politics - especially with political issues concerning environmental policy.
Growing up in eastern Kentucky, I gained a firsthand appreciation of both the importance of our natural ecosystems and the threats to those ecosystems. I knew the bounties of hickory, oak, maple, hemlock, pine, and sassafras populating the area's forests, as well as the clear-cutting lumber operations levelling them. I knew the vast menagerie of minnows, frogs, crayfish, and herons in the streams and the strip mining operations fouling up those creeks and rivers. I developed a desire to help reduce and mitigate the severity of those threats to our natural wonders by making places more appealing for ecologically sustainable tourism, by planting native flora, and by removing litter plus increasing recycling.
Hello my name is Nakeda Robinson and I am from Helena, AR. I am currently attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. I am a junior majoring in Industrial Technology. I love the color blue and orange. I am the last of five children. I enjoy working with my hands. I am a little shy. I love challenges and helping people. I won first place in a competition when I guided my team to first place in let go of my leggo. I love spaghetti, potatoes, and meatloaf. I love to travel. I am a very sweet person and very intelligent. I pledge a great sorority which is Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. I am serve anemic. I am family orient. I am 4’11. I enjoy working on computers and fixing on them. My favorite tv channel is Disney. I am kind of a clean freak I like for everything to be organized. I know how to cook certain dishes. I visit to only four states but I plan to travel to even more states. I don’t enjoy being in small areas. I love animals but afraid of some animals as well. I like to talk and text on the phone. I have a couple of friends that keep me sane. I look up to my parents and I admire them both. My dad is from Mississippi and my mother is from Barton Arkansas. I kind of get scare easily. I was born with a hole in the top of my mouth and also a hole in my heart. I love doing things for people if I can. I have a grand prix it is maroon. I love to work. I love juice and tea. I am kind of a picky eater. I love to be mellow. I kind of a talkative person it just depends on the surrounding area. I never been camping. My birthday is in October. I have had a raccoon for a pet before as well as a goat. I have fish and a couple of dogs. I enjoy fishing. I do not like the snow that much. I love going to the beach. I am a safe driver. I like to be cautions. I do not know how to really swim that well. I love playing sports but especially basketball. I like to work out. I like to play video games as well card games and board games. I use to work on puzzles but not as much as I use to. I like to meet new people. I really do like loud and rude people. I sometimes like to have a little me time off and on. I like to try different foods if it look tasty. I love snacks. I enjoy all kind of music. I like drawings. I kind do not know how to draw maybe a little. I have not encounter any criminal events or jail. I am a loving sweet caring person. I have a big heart. Written by Nakeda
Go Always! From a very young age this has been my steadfast motto. Any chance to get outdoors I saw as an opportunity to explore the world. I was really upset when the huge uprooted oak tree that was our tree house home for all spring and summer was finally cut up into firewood. This sparked my interest in the environment and my appreciation of the land. But alas, with age comes responsibility, and after high school I soon found myself hard at work as a machinist manufacturing helicopter parts. This continued for several years, until I finally came to the realization that all the time I spent working indoors could have easily been spent in an outdoor occupation where I felt at home.I made a change and became a self-employed landscaper, shaping and grooming properties along the shorelines of western Connecticut. I was happy working with the land, planting trees and shrubs, and getting my hands down into the soil. I soon found out that no matter how much I manipulated the land, it would always try to resist me. I needed to find out why so I decided to return to school, community college, at a somewhat non-traditional age. I guess you could say I was a late bloomer. During this time, my younger brother was working on his Master of Forestry degree at Yale. That spring, his silviculture professor asked if I would be interested in a summer work program at Yale-Myers Research Forest in the northeastern corner of the state. I agreed, and my interest in the environment and what drives it was rekindled. One day led to another and several years later I completed my Bachelor of Forestry degree at the University of Kentucky, and received my Master of Forest Resources degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The changes I made in my life genuinely made a difference in how I perceived the environment. After all, where would we be without the forests of the world.
I still go whenever I get the chance, with a much clearer understanding of the environment and the natural world. There are 59 places in the U.S. designated as national parks. I have been fortunate to visit 30 of these places, some stays brief, others for more extended periods of time. Explorations of this nature further solidify my deep respect for the planet on which we live. I now begin a new journey with SCA where I will continue to learn with other conservation-minded people, and hopefully influence others to do the same. The world is a big place and there are many places worth saving.
I was born and grew up in Newbury NH. I graduated from Kearsarge Regional High School in 2009 and attended Keene State College and received my Bachelor's degree in Geology this year. I have a strong interest and have been studying math and science throughout the majority of my life. My father was a science teacher, my mom was a geology major, and both of them inspired me to pursue a career in science. In 2011, I went to my first internship working at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas. I worked in an isotope lab extracting magnesium isotopes from Martian meteorites to determine the mass ratios between the meteorites, basalts, moon rocks, and chondrite meteorites. What I have found shocking was that they all have the same ratio of masses, which tells me that the terrestrial planets have been made by chondrite meteorites. On my senior year, I worked with a professor on finding the particle size distribution of biodiesel vs diesel fuel combustion. Biodiesel particles have agglomerates that are in a shape of a sphere and diesel particles have agglomerates that are in chain-like form. Biodiesel particles have a wider diameter and diesel particles have a smaller diameter. My interests other than science are driving, biking, lifting, kung fu, hiking, writing, and drawing. Whenever I am done working for the day, I like to listen to the radio, surf the web, contact my friends on facebook, and hang out with my friends anywhere I go. I like to dance whenever I am in a party or a club having a good time. I like to make new friends and travel to different parts of the world. In 2008, I have visited Greece and Italy, I went to Canada a few times, and the farthest south I ever traveled to was Houston Texas.Written by Brendan Clement