I graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a B.A. in Environmental Science in 2008. I grew up in Mickleton, NJ on my family’s farm and credit my humble origins for inspiring a lifelong love of the outdoors and plant biology. I got my start with SCA working as an intern at Shenandoah National Park in 2007. Since then, I've had the privilege of leading Native Plant Corps teams in the State of Kentucky and at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and have been a member of a trail crew in Point Reyes National Seashore and a Desert Restoration Corps in the Mojave Desert. I'm looking forward to returning to Indiana Dunes this fall of lead my next Native Plant Corps team.