This summer is my first time involved with the SCA. I am thrilled to take part in the Eastern Sierra Restoration Corps. Throughout my life, beginning with my childhood adventures in my various backyards in Colorado and Virginia, I have felt a strong connection to the wilderness, a bond only amplified when I first backpacked in 2008. I am currently a student at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington studying philosophy and environmental policy. I am thrilled to be able to work in the backcountry of California and I'm excited for the many adventures that await me. My favorite things include parks (!), rock climbing, cycling, reading (especially Roberto Bolaño), writing, music, food, backpacking, and meeting new people.