Nick McDaniel

January 5, 2020
Hi, my name is Nick McDaniel. I grew up on a small farm in Southern Iowa. Hunting, exploring the woods, and working on the farm sparked my love for the outdoors. After moving to northwest Arkansas for college, my love for the outdoors has only grown. Since starting school at the University of the Ozarks,

Polina Chizhov

October 4, 2019
Hi there! I’m Polina and I study environmental science at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. I grew up in the Hudson Valley minutes away from the Appalachian Trail and only a few hours away from the Catskills and the Adirondacks. I’ve been an outdoor enthusiast since my brother led

Sam Packer

September 30, 2019
Hi, my name is Sam and I am currently in my last semester at Kutztown University, soon to be graduating with degrees in Fine Arts and Art History. This past summer I took the Wild Rockies: Conservation Across Boundaries course with WRFI and absolutely fell in love with the Crown of the Continent, specifically the

Lucia Possehl

September 29, 2019
Hello! My name is Lucia Possehl and I am a senior undergraduate student at the University of Vermont where I study geography and minor in history and environmental studies. I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently live nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Here at UVM, I am an Outing

Joe Gallucci

September 29, 2019
Hey! I’m Joe! I grew up with my fam in southern Rhode Island and moved up to Burlington, Vermont after high school to pursue a degree in Environmental Science at University of Vermont. I started getting passionate about studying the environment when I was young exploring swamps and beaches as well as climbing lots of

Alaina Ring

February 5, 2019
I grew up in Austin, Texas, but spent cooler summers with family in Upstate New York exploring the Adirondacks. I am a Geology and Environmental Studies major at St. Lawrence University, and I love to spend my time skiing and exploring the North Country with my friends. Whenever I can, I love to go back

Emily Quigg

September 14, 2018
Hi, I’m Emily. I live in Macungie, Pennsylvania, a small suburban town about an hour outside of Philadelphia. Macungie is conveniently close sections of the Appalachian trail that I have been lucky enough to have hiked most of my life. I currently attend Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and study Secondary Education with a focus in

Gabriela Zaldumbide

May 24, 2018
While I’m originally from Maryland, I grew up in small-town southern Wisconsin. I graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with a major in wildlife ecology in 2018, and now I’m a graduate student at Western State Colorado University’s Master of Environmental Management program with a focus in integrative and public land management. In the