Hey everyone! My name is Rachel, I’m from Champaign, IL, and I just graduated from Beloit College in WI with a B.S. in Environmental Geology. I felt that I needed to get out of dodge, make myself useful, and learn about conservation methods out west before I started to look into graduate programs in the environmental sciences. I’m really looking forward to meeting people on similar walks of life who also value environmentalism, and sharing memories in some beautiful places. I’ve traveled a good bit and I know hot and dry is my kind of place, so I’m thrilled to work in the Mojave Desert. Some point before graduate school my goal is to take my motorcycle across the northwest. I’ve always played sports and love a good physical challenge. Also always been a rock hound, love to climb things, and geek out over geology all the time.