Hello there. I’m from Overland Park, Kansas and have spent the majority of my life living and growing up there. I received my BA in Mandarin Chinese and a minor in Geographic Information Systems from the Univeristy in Kansas in 2012. My experience with enjoying the outdoors did not begin until I was college, and now I wish I had been exposed to more of it when I was younger! So now I consider myself making up for lost time. The North Carolina Community Wildﬁre Protection Plan is my ﬁrst adventure with the SCA and I am very excited to be on the team. I am looking forward to learning more about the application of GIS, exploring North Carolina and working with current and future leaders in the GIS ﬁeld.