My name is Leah Edwards and I am excited to be moving west! I thrive on change, on new experiences, new places, new plants and rocks, and new people with whom to share it all. I am from Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009, majoring in geography. I love the green and rich, earthy smells of the Appalachian Mountains but am ready for a brand new landscape. I have traveled in Europe and South America only enough to know that this world is enormous and there is still so much to learn, and study, and do, people to meet, and challenges to overcome. The environment fascinates me and I like to get right up in it as close as possible. There are many things I’d like to “be when I grow up” and I loved my geography major because it is sort of like an “everything” major. The relationship between humans and environment is one that I am constantly evaluating and reevaluating my place within it. I consider myself an artist, a listener, a doer, a teacher, a hard worker, and a learner. I love volleyball, practice yoga, and enjoy people with whom I can share a comfortable silence. I love salsa dancing, can be hard on myself out of sheer stubbornness, and identify the parrotfish as my spirit animal. I am really looking forward to working in the desert with WildCorps.