From Nashville, Tennessee. I graduated from Maryville College in 2008 with a degree in Environmental Studies. After college, I spent a year as an Americorps VISTA in Kentucky working for a watershed non-profit. Through my time as a VISTA, I discovered that I would like to get involved with more “direct service” and decided that working for the Student Conservation Association would be a great start. This year with SCA is already proving to be a fantastic experience in one of the most beautiful areas of the country I have ever seen. Trail maintenance work is more intricate and challenging than I could have imagined. I am grateful for every day I am able to work in Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness and I am hoping that my poison ivy outbreaks will become less frequent these next five months.