I am currently a biology student at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. The majority of my life has been spent in the Northwest, enjoying its mountains, forests, beaches and rainy climate. I did spend some time in Kansas as a kid, however, and was equally captivated by its expansive plains, extreme weather and the animals that managed to live there. My passion for the natural world runs deep and I am determined to do my part in preserving it. I worked on a community crew with the SCA last summer in Seattle (my home), removing invasive species and doing trail work. This summer I wanted to try something new. I welcome the challenges and adventures that lay before me with the Eastern Sierra Conservation Corp and look forward to investigating the native plant and animal life of the Sierras. I anticipate a fantastic summer, but I will miss a few things here at home: my twin brother, riding the Burke Gilman bike trail on sunny days, baking whilst listening to Yann Tiersen and of course… Theo’s Chocolate Factory!