Project Dates: September 28, 2010-May 17, 2011 Project Leader: Emily Frankel Email: email@example.com Phone: 760-780-8039 Address: 57087 Yucca Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
First of all, super stoked to be on the WildCorps crew, one of those things I never thought I would get a chance to do, but there you go. For anyone analyzing my life, however, it probably does not seem all that strange to see me taking off a year from college and dedicating myself to being a trail-bum. I have been enamoured of nature and the outdoors ever since I was little and have been quite outspoken about conservation and environmentalism ever since I discovered what a joy radicalism is!
As I said, I am taking a year off school and ought to be returning to my sophomore year at Colorado College. I am, or was/still am but not for another year or so, studying to be a geology major, possibly with some form of environmental aspect thrown in. I love geology, mostly because rocks are hella fun to look at/analyze and because it is one of the few professions where one gets paid to go to righteous places and live in a tent. I definitely will be returning to college after my year off, but need the time to settle myself down, something I knew I should have done right out of high school, but there you go.
My history with SCA has been three high school crews (in Virginia, Alaska, and Yosemite in that order) and one Conservation Corps program in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest this past summer. Out of all the influences in my life, SCA has been one of the largest. It may sound cliché or trite but without the guidance and teaching of some awesome crew leaders/fellow crew members or the structured, but delightful, summers I spent working I know I would not be the person I am at all. I really appreciate the opportunity to dedicate a large portion of my life/self to this cause and can not wait to see what this year will bring.