Diana Portner is a 25-year-old Illinois native with a passion for the outdoors. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a certificate in Environmental Studies. Since graduation, she has been pursuing her love of the environment through various internships. She spent three months with the SCA as a member of the Florida Trails Team followed by 4 months in the Chicago region as a Research Field Station Intern with the McHenry County Conservation District. She hopes to further her education with graduate studies in Eco-psychology beginning in the fall of 2011. Aside from education and career life, Diana is a live music enthusiast, enjoying many different styles of music. She also loves camping, biking, hiking, canoeing and generally just exploring nature.