Brooke Mueller is from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a comprehensive major in Ecology and Environmental Biology. She has taken many classes to learn about plants, involving identifying, understanding their distribution, and their anatomy. Over the course of the summer she had an internship at the Cape Cod National Sea Shore as a coastal forest monitoring intern. She has also enjoyed the classes she has taken classes in the physiology of birds and mammals. The section on birds was most interesting to her and she has since taken a class on and has done her own birding. All of the classes she has taken involving biology and dealing with the environment have fed her excitement of the outdoors. Every since she was little, she has loved being outside and has found enjoyment in sharing that feeling with others.