From an early age, I have enjoyed spending time outdoors – fishing trips on Lake George New York, camping in the mountains of New Mexico, and hiking in the beautiful Santa Catalina mountains just north of Tucson. However, it was not until the summer after my sophomore year at the University of Arizona that I first considered pursuing a career in the environmental field. After a summer of building and repairing barbed wire fences in Clayton, NM, I decided to pursue a BS in Environmental Science in addition to my History degree. This experience also ultimately led me to a serving with the SCA by reminding me how much I enjoy working (and living) outdoors and rekindling a desire to work towards protecting the environment. I am thrilled to be returning to Virginia after spending a summer there as a historical interpreter at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Although I have never done trail work, I am looking forward to working in the George Washington Jefferson National Forest and gaining experience, knowledge, and skills that translate into a career with the Park or Forest Service.