Laura is a rising sophomore at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Though currently undeclared and undecided as to her major, she finds her primary interests in environmental studies, geography, and women’s studies. She grew up and attended high school in Lexington, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Prior to this trail corps experience, she had never been to Virginia. She is excited to spend the summer exploring this beautiful, colorful state.
Laura’s inspiration in applying for and accepting a position on an SCA Trail Corps was her desire to improve the public’s access to the outdoors, to gain outdoor living experience, and to spend her summer playing in the dirt. Last August, Laura served on an SCA National Crew in Kisatchie National Forest in Winnfield, Louisiana. Her experience there awakened a desire to learn more about and explore the natural world, and to participate in sharing the unique resources of our parks and forests with others.