Hello everyone! My name is Kylie Barnes and I am a recent graduate of Appalachian State with a dual degree in Sustainable Development and Economics. I chose to pursue a membership with AmeriCorps Project Conserve to expand my experiences and knowledge about conservation and environmental stewardship as well as increase my experience with community engagement and volunteer programs. I believe that Project Conserve aligns with my passions and values and will give me the opportunities to put them into action. I am looking forward to learning from the experienced and passionate people I now work with at Mountain True and hope to help make an impact on my local community and environment in Boone, NC.