Originally from Tempe, Arizona, Stacy left the sonoran desert for southern California to attend California Lutheran University (CLU). While there she received her B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Biology. Throughout her time spent at CLU, Stacy began to appreciate both the ﬁeld and research aspects of her degree, spending time pretty evenly split between leading an inorganic marine pollution research program and attending wildﬂower hikes in the chaparral. This love of knowing how natural systems work, and wanting to see them in action, lead Stacy to the SCA. Stacy ﬁrst served as a member of the Native Plant Corps, in both Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Cowpens National Battleﬁeld, restoring native ecosystems. These experiences solidiﬁed her love of conservation work, living and working in the outdoors, and of course the SCA. Most recently she spent a year working throughout the state of Connecticut to help communities reduce energy use and implement residential and municipal eﬃciency projects. Stacy hopes to bring her love of botany and restoration work to her team, as well as put her community outreach experience to good use. She is looking forward to living deep in the heart of Texas and exploring a new area. She also hopes to gain leadership skills that will enable her to lead a summer team and create fun and meaningful experiences for the next round of conservationists.