Matthew Canepa


Ever since I was a child living in Boulder Colorado, I have always been fascinated by nature.  In second grade I moved to Jacksonville Florida where I easily adjusted to the laidback beachgoing lifestyle but part  of me has always longed for the humbling vastness one finds in the west. I recently graduated from Florida State University (Go Noles!) with a degree in Geography and  Environmental Studies.  Through my classes I have learned that I am most passionate about the  importance of sustainability within the realm of environmental protection, as well as the increasingly  threatened management of food and water resources. My favorite things to do are explore new places,  cook and eat delicious food, watch football, and, being an avid music lover, I enjoy attending concerts  and music festivals.  I am extremely open minded and I like to ponder the complex ideas surrounding  existence and the human experience. To sum things up, I am immensely grateful and excited to be meeting new people with similar interests  and making some positive change in one of the most beautiful and pristine places in the world!