- Position Title
Trail Crew Member
- Field Site Name
Chugach National Forest, Cordova, Alaska
Warren Wilson College
Global Studies and Creative Writing
- Dream Job
Writer/Professional rock climber/Farmer/Beekeeper/Community Organizer on Environmental Issues
- The person who inspires me post is…
My mother. She runs Greater Homewood Community Corporation, a non-proﬁt for community development in Baltimore that helps fund youth and adult education, neighborhood revitalization programs, and increases inner-city employment.
- If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
A sea turtle living in the Galapagos Islands
- Most memorable outdoor moment
Last summer in Guatemala, I joined a small tour group on a hike up a volcano. Right when we got to the top a huge thunderstorm broke out, and because it was such a dangerous area for lightning, our tour guide instructed us to run back down the volcano as fast as we could. I ran non-stop in the pouring rain for about an hour, and by the time I got to the bottom my hiking boots were almost full of water!
- Favorite Song
“Heart It Races” by Architecture in Helsinki
What forces, events, or inﬂuences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? I’ve always been attracted to beautiful, wild places, so being a conservationist is a natural tangent of that. In particular, for a few years of my childhood, my family rafted 9 miles down the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania and then biked the way back. Those trips are among my ﬁrst memories of loving the outdoors!