California native, currently adopted by the South. I began volunteering at a backpacking camp in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains at 16. The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness and Camp Jack Hazard became my home and every summer I found respite from scorching California central valley temperatures. The wilderness smoothed over my cracks and rough edges and the stars sang me to sleep every night. I watched campers grow to love the back country, returning year after year, growing wiser and more aware of their own environmental responsibility. College school years were spent studying at Modesto Junior College and Humboldt State University. Cultural Anthropology, I specialized in ancient cultures of Central America. Summer 2008, I attended the Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca in central southern Mexico as an exchange student. In 2009, I graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in Cultural Anthropology, minor in Spanish. In 2010, I moved to San Jose, California to join AmeriCorps and work for a non-profit called Our City Forest where I worked on a team that focused on managing and enhancing the health of the urban forest. Early 2012, I began researching opportunities to get my hands dirty with the Student Conservation Association and found myself working in beautiful northern Georgia on lakeshores leading a team conducting visitor use surveys. This year, I have returned to lead the leader crew in Tennessee and am excited about the opportunity to support the development of future SCA leaders.
March 24, 2013 •