I am a former student of Missouri State University, with a major in Anthropology, and an emphasis in Archaeology. I have been involved in various archaeological projects over the years, including one in Irbid, Jordan in the summer of 2012. This summer, I spent time visiting national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Arches. Growing up in the Ozarks, in Southwest Missouri, nature has always been a part of my life. I love spending time outdoors, and am always looking for a new adventure. I think conservation of our beautiful and diverse lands is very important, and I am looking forward to finally being able to give back to something that I love so much.