I am an Environmental Studies-Biology senior at Reed College in Portland, OR.
I grew up in the woods of rural Wisconsin on an organic farm. In addition to fostering my love for being outside and in natural spaces, growing up on a farm helped me appreciate the value of hard work and how to make do with what you have in the moment.
My parents really are who taught how to love and fight for the environment. Social media also is a powerful tool for influencing others so I must give it its due in the role it has played in educating me on various environmental issues around the globe and at home.
After I graduate I hope to work a job in conservation, or head out to sea on a tall ship.
A fun fact about me is that I spend a significant amount of my time sorting other peoples' trash, trying to make sure that it gets in the correct recycling/waste stream.