Hi, My name’s Erica Madden, I grew up in Louisiana where I spent most of my life. Having always been interested in the outdoors, I didn’t have many opportunities to explore in the suburbs. I went to LSU where I graduated with a history degree, but something was always calling me to pursue ecology, as I believe I am a naturalist at heart. I’ve spent the last three years in New Orleans following music, playing guitar and taking biology classes as I hope to eventually go to graduate school to ﬁnally study what has been calling me. SCA is giving me the opportunity to follow my dreams and pursue my interest in science, nature and adventure which are my true passions. I am so excited to join the SCA, work outdoors, learn new skills, and meet people who I’m sure will inspire me more.