I grew up in North East Oregon, a beautiful region with snow capped mountains and blue green forests. I spent much of my youth camping, fishing, hiking, and riding our horses into the Wallowa-Witman National Forest. I attended college at the University of Idaho, in Northern Idaho on the Palouse, a lovely region of rolling hills and endless wheat fields. I acquired a B.S. Degree in Environmental Science in 2011. I was a part of many different clubs working on environmental and natural resource issues around the community, including a 3 year internship working on a wetland. I participated in the SCA in 2010 as a visitor service intern for the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Wyoming and Utah. When not at school I enjoy traveling the world, and just got back from traveling SE Asia after studying abroad for my last semester. I love to garden, love cooking, watching movies and documentaries, as well as playing in the mud and water in the wetlands, but who wouldn't? That's half the fun of working on the wetlands.