My name is Sarah Whitaker. I was born in Atlanta, but since then have lived in Connecticut, Maryland, Italy, North Carolina, Tucson, and California. This is my ﬁrst experience in the Northwest. I studied Biology and History in college and am interested in the many areas where the two ﬁelds intersect. I have worked as a veterinary intern, camp counselor, English instructor, garden intern, botany research assistant, and marketing department management candidate for an industrial supply company. I enjoy being outside, mountain biking, traveling, and reading. This summer I hope to visit many beautiful backcountry places and to swim in high mountain lakes.