Kasydi grew up in a small town in southwest Ohio she spent most of her childhood exploring creeks, parks, and trails in the surrounding area. She recently graduated from Ohio University, where she received her B.A. in Sociology. During her time at Ohio University, Kasydi developed a passion for community development and environmental justice. This passion led her to intern with VCGN and UCM, both nonprofits that strive to build stronger connections with the environment and those living in surrounding communities. Now, Kasydi hopes to use these experiences to better the lives of others during her service with AmeriCorps Project Conserve. Kasydi enjoys hiking, gardening, hanging with her dog Marty, and practicing yoga in her spare time.