My name is Andrew Novak, I am from Phoenix, AZ. I joined the Marines straight out of high school and spent my 4 years in the infantry. Throughout my time in the Corps I was deployed throughout the world including Iraq and acquired a myriad of different skills as well as perspectives on life. I am currently a student at Arizona State University where I study economics. I work at the veterans center at ASU, which is where I ﬁrst heard about the SCA and immediately jumped at the opportunity to become a part of the VFC. I had always thought about doing wildland ﬁreﬁghting, but never quite thought It would be a possibility, until now! I look forward to working with you all and getting the most out of what I know will be an unforgettable summer!!!