I grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Biological Sciences. My goal is to become a professional in the wildlife biology ﬁeld. Most of my work experience has been in a nursery setting, which sparked an early interest in ecology and natural communities. Some of my volunteer work has included being Junior Counselor for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Green Mountain Conservation Camp, caring for ﬁsh and herptiles at a local aquarium, and assisting in a study determining the occurrence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in White tailed deer in Vermont.
I have spent time hiking and backpacking in Vermont, New Hampshire and northern New Mexico. In the future I would like to spend time mountaineering, mountain biking, and exploring remote parts of the country. I have successfully earned the rank of Eagle Scout and have been Project WILD certiﬁed. 2012 marks the beginning of my ﬁrst internship with the SCA.