I am passionate about writing, conservation, the outdoors and education. During my time at Colgate, I discovered my love of writing and pursued a major in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Outside of the classroom, I volunteered with multiple tutoring programs in my community and service trips around the US. I spent my summers working on small-scale organic farms, teaching white water kayaking, assistant directing an adventure camp and leading outdoor trips for middle school students. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colgate University with High Honors in Spring 2017. I work at in Office of Communications at Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute as a Communications Associate and spend my free time hiking, writing and exploring Washington, DC.