I am originally from northern New Jersey. I attended Syracuse University and studied geography and geographic information systems in upstate NY. A week after graduation, I moved to Astoria, OR to work at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI) as a Mosaics in Science Diversity intern. My main project was to analyze over 10 years of tidal wetland vegetation data to determine the successfulness of wetland restoration projects conducted in the park. I loved my summer at LEWI and decided to find a way to stay. Over the course of the next two years, I worked as Education Technician, a Northwest Youth Corps Natural Resources intern, and a bilingual seasonal Interpretative Park Ranger. I have had the opportunity to work as a Project Coordinator for the local watershed association, volunteer as a wildlife care technician at the local wildlife refuge, and volunteer as a camp counselor for the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council at a bilingual leadership camp. A year ago, I accepted a position as a permanent Biological Science Technician at LEWI.