Growing up in Buda, Texas I spent the majority of my time enjoying the outdoors. My love for the environment spanned from spending my days fishing, hiking, camping, and being locked outside by my older brother. I graduated in May 2011 with a Master's degree in Resource and Environmental Studies from Texas State University-San Marcos.
While taking GIS courses, I became interested in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and the environmental issues that span from these operations. My research on CAFOs helped fuel my passion for the environment and opened my eyes to the importance of moving toward more sustainable food practices. I began applying for internships with the SCA about six months ago and was excited at the prospect of working for a conservation organization. Anything that will get me outside! I love to travel and am looking forward to exploring Nashville and gathering visitor data for the Army Corps of Engineers.