My name is Alexandra Bacha and I am a 26-year-old Florida native. I graduated from the Florida State University’s Recreation and Leisure Services Administration program with a Bachelors of Science in 2008. Through my involvement with FSU Campus Recreation, I led numerous outdoor recreation trips in North Florida and on trails in the Southeast. I followed my passion to Dayton, Ohio where I got my first taste of trail work while interning for Five Rivers MetroParks. These experiences fueled my interest in conservation/trail work and led me to be a part of a SCA residential conservation program through AmeriCorps. This Pacific Crest Trail Crew is the fourth SCA program I have participated in; I started with the New Hampshire Conservation Corps in 2009, and then the Florida Trail Association Spring Crew and the Hoover Wilderness Summer Crew in 2010. During my time spent on the trails, I realized how blessed I am to be able to hike to work instead of fight traffic and to enjoy my lunch by a pristine stream instead of in an office. It is the people I meet while working on these types of projects that really make it worth it. To share a common love for the outdoor resources in which we use to appreciate and take in nature.