I am Alla and I'm from Chicago, IL. I came to SCA after traveling on and off around the country for two years and visiting and hiking in over 75 National Parks. I had previously graduated from college with an interior design degree which just wasn't right for me and I was trying to find some direction. Last summer I worked at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Eastern Washington as an SCA planting bitterbrush at a restoration site. Overall it was a well-rounded experience and just made me more confident that the environmental field and specifically restoration is the right place for me. I'm a vegetarian, recycle, buy natural and organic foods and environmentally friendly products as much as possible. I have a commitment to helping the environment and I owe SCA a thank you for giving me an opportunity after coming from a very different field. This summer I am excited to get working at C&O East and further my experience in the removal part of restoration!