I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania with a family that was always spending time outdoors. Whether we were going on camping trips to the national forests or simply enjoying an evening at Presque Isle Peninsula State Park the outdoors was a large part of my childhood. This exposure and education about the environment at a young age helped convince me that I wanted to spend my life working to help preserve nature's beauty. Currently, I'm attending Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. After I complete my degree I would like to go on to a career in environmental management or environmental assessment, where I will be able to help companies determine their environmental impacts and hopefully lessen or eliminate any damage they may be causing to the environment.