- Position Title
Park Guide Interpretation Intern
- Field Site Name
Arches National Park, Moab Utah
Rochester, New York
Ithaca College Graduate
B.A. in Sociology; B.S. in Strategic Communications
- Dream Job
College Professor in Environmental Sociology and Published Author
- If I could pass a law…
Studying abroad would be mandatory (as it is in other countries)
- The person who inspires me post is…
Always been a big Henry David Thoreau fan!
- If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
a black bear, they are the most beautiful animals
- Most memorable outdoor moment
On a tramping trip in New Zealand, we were staying in an alpine hut in the middle of the country’s highest peaks. I stepped outside alone under a sky ﬁlled with southern hemisphere stars and I couldn’t stop walking across the snow. It was the only time I ever heard true silence, and I remember my heart beat sounding like the loudest noise in the world. I will never forget the stillness of that night, and I often return to it when placed in stressful situations.
- Favorite Song
Wake Me Up- Avicii
“The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences.” –Chris McCandless
What forces, events, or inﬂuences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? I’m very lucky to have parents who took us camping since I can remember, which is where I ﬁrst learned to appreciate the outdoors. But halfway through college, I randomly took a job working with the Adirondack Mountain Club in upstate New York where I spent the entire summer living in a tent and hiking with every ounce of spare time I had. When I returned to school to complete my communications degree, everything suddenly felt extremely fake, and it is at this point that I realized the importance of the natural environment in our increasingly superﬁcial world.