Hello, my name is Jill Maes and I am from Edwardsville, IL. I graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2010 with a degree in Geography and a minor in Environmental Sciences. I served with nine other people on a trail crew in the Great Basin National Park in Baker, Nevada last summer. I performed trail maintenance tasks, such as installing rock steps, stepping stones, and tread work. I have several interests, but just to name a few, I really enjoy being active outside, writing, and reading. I am highly motivated to serve in the outdoors because I believe in respecting our environment. I hope to learn something new every day this summer and I will provide all of my attention to the Umatilla National Forest so that visitors can get the full experience that they deserve.