Project Leader: Adam C. Brown Project Dates: 4/12/10 - 8/27/10 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and spent the majority of my childhood playing in the forest that encircled our house. This is more or less where my love of the outdoors began. I moved to Virginia in 2001 to attend James Madison University. I entered as a declared psychology major and quickly switched my major to geology. In 2004 I left JMU to figure out what I really wanted to do with my life and decided to pursue my passions. I work in a variety of jobs that nurtured my love of the outdoors and in 2006 enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University. Two years later I graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Science. My favorite courses were focused on advanced ecological principles studying the delicate balance of species interacting with one another and their habitat. This, in part, also led to my involvement in several special university projects focused on sustainable design and the ways in which we interact with our own built and manufactured environment.
During my time at EMU I spent one summer working as a SCA Conservation Intern at the Shenandoah National Park. I worked as part of a Botany Crew focused on long-term ecological monitoring and the control of invasive exotics. I had an amazing experience working with the SCA and I'm thrilled for the chance to take on a new project here in Kentucky!