I am from Arlington, Virginia and go to school at the University of Virginia where I will be a 4th year this fall. My majors are Biology and Environmental Science with a Specialization in Conservation. My hobbies include biking, backpacking, and sailing. I chose to work for the SCA this summer on the native plant corps in Superior National Forest because I was interested in getting more involved in conservation work and the SCA seemed like a good place to start. After looking through all the different opportunities this one jumped out at me since it involved invasive species, which I have learned about in the past and find very interesting. Also I have never been to this area of the country and I wanted to see and learn about an ecosystem that is new to me.