Posts by Eliza Stokes

by Eliza Stokes | Posted Thursday, August 1, 2013

I spent the past five days of my SCA internship at Child’s Glacier, a 300-450 foot tall calving glacier about an hour and a half from Cordova.

by Eliza Stokes | Posted Friday, July 19, 2013

Trail Crew is Stoked to be Netting! First of all, a lot of things went right this week.

by Eliza Stokes | Posted Monday, July 8, 2013

Baltimore Meets the Alaskan Wilderness- It’s Hard to See, But I’m Wearing an Orioles Baseball Cap!

“I have no idea what I’m gonna do this summer,” I told my friend Andrew as we sat on his couch this past winter break. “Do an SCA internship,” he said.

Eliza Stokes

Chugach National Forest

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  • Position Title
    Trail Crew Member
  • Field Site Name
    Chugach National Forest, Cordova, Alaska
  • Hometown
  • School
    Warren Wilson College
  • Major
    Global Studies and Creative Writing
  • Dream Job
    Writer/Professional rock climber/Farmer/Beekeeper/Community Organizer on Environmental Issues
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    My mother. She runs Greater Homewood Community Corporation, a non-profit for community development in Baltimore that helps fund youth and adult education, neighborhood revitalization programs, and increases inner-city employment.
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    A sea turtle living in the Galapagos Islands
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    Last summer in Guatemala, I joined a small tour group on a hike up a volcano. Right when we got to the top a huge thunderstorm broke out, and because it was such a dangerous area for lightning, our tour guide instructed us to run back down the volcano as fast as we could. I ran non-stop in the pouring rain for about an hour, and by the time I got to the bottom my hiking boots were almost full of water!
  • Favorite Song
    “Heart It Races” by Architecture in Helsinki

What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? I’ve always been attracted to beautiful, wild places, so being a conservationist is a natural tangent of that. In particular, for a few years of my childhood, my family rafted 9 miles down the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania and then biked the way back. Those trips are among my first memories of loving the outdoors!

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