Okay, so this is Annie J. Armstrong in a nutshell! She is young at heart, because she is still growing into the adult she would like to be. She loves learning new things and is always up for a good challenge. Annie didn’t always know that working for the Student Conservation Association was something she really had a true passion for until the summer of 2012. She had been through a lot career wise, and there were many things she wanted to work out for herself. She felt torn between becoming a better version of herself, working in an environment where she felt motivated, happy, and inspired, and between being unsettled with what she was doing. So, she applied for a Conservation Corps position hoping she could change her situation and start moving in a direction where she could grow, change, and excel on her own terms. After not hearing anything for a few months, Annie was finally offered and took a position on a Angeles National Forest Corps Crew in San Fernando, California. She accepted that offer and hasn’t looked back since. “Things always work out, just not on your time,” is what she says to people who aspire to be a better a version of themselves. “There is a higher power.” Annie hopes to take on more responsibility in her leadership role with SCA this spring and summer. She wants to gain new skills that will continue to guide her throughout her professional development. Moreover, she is looking forward to all the new challenges the season has to offer. Annie will push herself out of her comfort zone and believes enough in herself to know she has what it takes to make this spring and summer one of the best she’s ever had.
April 17, 2013 •