Project Leader: Peter Gernsheimer Project Dates: 9/8/10 to 6/24/11 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 208.914.0410 Address: 903 Lopez St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Dawn Scheckman grew up in tanning salon/ suburbia, USA also known as Long Island, New York. Day trips to state park land in New Paltz, a local nature preserve, and annual canoe trips down the Delaware River helped her keep her sanity. When she was fifteen she went to Colorado to live with her father who had moved to Steamboat Springs, CO. Colorado taught her a great deal more about the outdoors and instilled in her the importance of conservation. They say that the story of the West is really a story about water politics, and they're right. Dawn is a recent graduate of Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. She started her education studying agriculture and plant biology; however, she switched gears to learn more about race, class, and gender issues. After allowing her muscles to atrophy behind a desk for four years she is looking to make a new start for herself and find a "career" that is inspiring and well rounded. Also, being in the South West for ten months sounds like an awesome adventure. Dawn is excited to get her butt kicked by some good ol' hard work and to meet the crew!