I hail from the Bay state(Massachusetts), and grew up on the Cape Cod National Seashore, which began my love story with conservation. I studied Sustainability and Sociology at UMass until 2015, after which I worked with an environmental nonprofit based in the Boston Metro area.  I have had a deep desire to work outdoors again, and wanted to find a way to give back in WNC while also building upon my past field experience. Hard labor for the greater good, no matter how simple the task, is satisfying for me! After my 6 months on a trails crew in 2017, I was hired for an Outreach Coordinator position through American Conservation Experience (ACE) and have been in this position since January 2018. Although the position helped to develop me professionally, my goals feel more in alignment with this next field based endeavor with Conserving Carolina.