My name is Alexandra Aaker. I grew up in the midwest where I attended St Olaf College in Minnesota, majoring in Environmental Studies with a focus on the humanities. Following my graduation in May '09 I have participated in SCA programs in various locations, ranging from Alaska, to southern California, to New Jersey. I’ve restored illegal OHV routes in the Mojave, performed trail maintenance on the Pacific Crest Trail, and led high schoolers in trail work in the wilds of New Jersey.
I’m excited for this job to take me to parts of the country I’d never thought to see and I hope to educate myself on the different ecosystems, plant, animal, and human, in these areas. I’m also interested in the GPS/GIS component and the process of mapping the places we go and the trails we walk. It’s also a skill that will perhaps inform my decision for future work—I’m interested in the intersection of hiking, building, and mapping trails.