Eve graduated from Appalachian State University in 2022 with a degree in Sustainable Development. She concentrated on Environmental Studies and minored in Biology focusing on Botany. While in Boone, NC, Eve cultivated a passion for protecting native plants and pollinators. Eve was also seeking ways to further a connection with nature. In their professional life, they have primarily worked in community gardens with ASU’s Office of Sustainability and organic farms across the Blue Ridge Mountains, learning about sustainable food systems. In moments between college and work, Eve has volunteered with the nonprofit organization, MountainTrue, in the High Country for three years. They are thrilled to serve as the AmeriCorps 2023-24 member with MountainTrue’s Western Region Office. In Eve’s free time, they enjoy reading, plant and bird walks, cooking, and playing hacky sack! In this upcoming year, they look forward to learning more about conserving green spaces and waterways and building communities in the WNC region they call home.