Hometown: Romeo, Michigan
College: College of Wooster
Last summer I interned as an interpretive ranger at Big Trees State Park in California, where I helped visitors connect to the surrounding forest, received an Americorps Award for education and outreach and perfected the art of tree hugging.
Originally from Romeo, Michigan, I am a rising junior at the College of Wooster where I major in environmental studies and minor in education. Given these interests, I seek out experiential learning opportunities whenever possible. My freshman fall, I joined our outdoor club, and now I plan and lead trips for students to places like the Smokies and the Grand Canyon. During the spring of my sophomore year, I interned at a sixth grade outdoor education camp and conducted a research project investigating how demographics influence children’s growth during camp. In the fall, I plan to study environmental action alongside Australian Aboriginals and consider how our relationships with nature may vary. In my free time, I enjoy playing ultimate Frisbee with friends, sketching and climbing trees.
I am excited to lead for Overland and provide a supportive environment for my students in which we can challenge ourselves together. I have never found a better teacher than nature, and I look forward to sharing the joy of curiosity with my groups.