Soraya Farivar is a 23 year old from Atlanta, Georgia and recently graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Her favorite subjects are Ecology and Plant Biology. She loves to hike, ride her bike, and do yoga. Prior to becoming an SCA/Americorps member Soraya was working in Boston. She looks...Read more
Lukas is 24 years old and hails from Chesapeake, VA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Old Dominion University in December of 2015. Lukas spends his spare time reading science-fiction novels and exploring fun and adventurous local eateries. He hopes to utilize his time with the SCA to develop life-long skills that will serve him and others in an attempt to preserve and protect the environment....Read more
John “Zane” Bernard is a 20 year old from Richmond, Virginia. He enjoys hiking, swimming, and yoga among many other activities. He also enjoys history, science, and art. He loves nature and hopes to pursue a career in sustainable alternative agriculture. He looks forward to seeing the natural beauty of Massachusetts and making a positive difference over the next few months. ...Read more
Nathaniel hails from Pittsburgh, PA, where he has lived all his life. He graduated High School in 2014, and has since been attending Community College of Allegheny County. He has enjoyed being out in nature from a very young age, and realized his calling to work in the field of conservation during the many camping trips he and his family shared together over the years. He discovered the SCA from a park ranger while camping at Assateague Island in 2013. In June- July 2014, he served on a National Crew in Maine, doing trail work. He is honored to be a part of this Corp, and hopes to...Read more
Jamira is from Griﬃn, GA. She is a recent graduate of Armstrong State University. She received her degree in Public health. She will be pursuing her master’s degree this fall in public health with a concentration in environmental health. During her free time she likes to listen to music, write poetry, and hang out with friends/family. Jamira is looking forward to gaining hands on experience, learning new things and forming lifelong friendships during her term. ...Read more
Dillon Chavez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended New Mexico State University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Science with a minor in Range Science. Some of his favorite things to do are listen to music, hang out with family and friends, and be outside. In the future he plans to become a Conservation Oﬃcer with New Mexico Game and Fish....Read more
Erik Erbes grew up in upstate New York and currently lives in northern Virginia. After graduating high school in 2015, Erik decided to take some time to explore the different paths open to him before attending college, which led him to the SCA. He plans on attending college in Germany in 2017 and to hopefully start a career in the field of natural resource management. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, weightlifting and hanging out with friends....Read more
Carter Richter is 18, she was born and raised in Florida; the weather in Massachusetts has been a big change from Florida, but she is excited to see what is in store. Carter loves to play soccer, and write poetry. She has traveled all over the US, and hopes to travel to Europe one day.
When Gavin Gardner submitted a set of three national park vignettes to the LEGO Ideas website last spring, he was hardly prepared for the huge and overwhelmingly positive response he got.
Now Gardner’s idea for a set of LEGOs that celebrates America’s national parks has gotten the 10,000 votes it needed to be placed under oﬃcial consideration by the Danish toy company. If all goes well, LEGO national parks could soon be a reality, and maybe even in time for the National Park Service Centennial this August.
Meanwhile, Gardner’s already come up with ideas for...Read more