Kristen is happy to be living north of the 47th Parallel North and serving her second season with SCA. She comes from East Lansing, MI where until recently she enjoyed a rather quiet life as a substitute teacher. While Kristen has a Zoology degree from Michigan State, she plans to learn as much local botany and plant ecology as possible this summer. She is terriﬁcally excited for moonlit paddles, shanties, saunas with birch boughs, swimming breaks, wolves, fresh ﬁsh, and physical labor. Kristen looks forward to continuing her conservation work in the future, wherever she may be. She currently has no complaints.