Growing up in Western North Carolina, Gabe had the opportunity to explore the natural word and fall in love with the environment and outdoor programing. After earning a BS in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Gabe explored the world of outdoor education in the Southwest with the National Outdoor Leadership School in a month-long Educators’ Course. Gabe spent the next several years teaching outdoor education programs and expeditions in varying locations. Most recently, after a stint working as a fisheries observer in the Northeast, Gabe realized her passion was in conservation and outreach and is excited to return to her roots during this service year with Conserving Carolina! During her free time, Gabe climbs, bikes, hikes, and doodles.