Member Profiles

Year 18 (2016-2017)

Bourne House

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Audrey White

Hello! I am 22 years old and from Champaign, Illinois: home of the Fighting Illini! I received my bachelor’s degree in Science of Earth Systems from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY last spring. During my college years I have been fortunate enough to have studied abroad three times. I spent a summer in Nepal, studying geology and natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. I am also an alum of SEA Semester, which is based in Woods Hole, MA. During that semester, my classmates and I lived, studied, and sailed on the SSV Robert C Seamans for six weeks, starting in New Zealand and ending in Tahiti. I conducted oceanography research and discovered my love for the sea while aboard! This past winter, I attended a field camp for wildlife biology in Patagonia, Argentina. Also while at Cornell I worked as a rock and ice climbing instructor for Cornell Outdoor.

 

Bria Brown-King

I am 24 years old from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. I graduated with a BA in Political Science from York College of Pennsylvania. While at York I had the opportunity to conduct a field experiment on Fiddler crabs with my Marine Biology class at Wallops Island in Virginia.  This is also where I went trawling for the first time and discovered my love for marine life.

While in High School I went on an EF Educational Tour to Costa Rica where I became familiar with nature and wildlife while trekking through the rainforest. This trip helped me realize the importance of having a close awareness and connection to the environment.

I spent a semester at Chestnut Hill College. I was accepted into the LENS program which stands for Leadership Engagement and Service.  LENS was a program set up for incoming freshmen to tackle social justice issues within the greater Philadelphia area. We volunteered with many nonprofit agencies; painting classrooms, cleaning up community centers, and restoring neighborhood parks amongst many other things. While at Chestnut Hill I also volunteered to help restore and preserve the Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia. Overall, I have a strong passion for service as well as for nature. I also enjoy trying new things, laughing, cooking, reading, being in or near water, and Grey’s Anatomy.

 

Dylan Davids

Hi! I’m Dylan, I’m 23 and hail from Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit where I was born and raised. I graduated from Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!) in the spring of 2015 with a degree in Media Arts and Information. I have been a traveler for my entire life, my parents set a goal for me and my brother to visit every state and we finished them off with Hawaii in 2013. So I have been all across this magnificent country and am looking forward to coming to Cape Cod, an area I last visited while looking at colleges in high school. I have also traveled globally to serve and learn, from traveling to Peru in high school for a service project to a stint in Ireland learning about their social services programs. The environment is my #1 personal issue, so I am incredibly excited to begin serving in one of the most beautiful areas of the country with an issue I am invested in. Personally, I’m a huge fan of soccer and games, from board to video, as well as being a huge geek in general. I look forward to meeting everyone else and working together to serve in Cape Cod!

 

Jessica Hillman

My name is Jess and I am 22. I am from Newport, RI, but I grew up on Cape Cod and am excited to be back this year. I graduated this June 2016 with a Bachelor of Agricultural and Environmental Science, concentration in Ecological Determinants of Health, from McGill University in Montreal. Prior to University, I spent a year studying A-Levels in Surrey, England about an hour outside of London. During University, I had the opportunity to complete a semester of study including research project in Barbados. I studied native and medicinal plants on Barbados and enjoyed experiencing the local culture while finding a passion for plants. This summer, I interned on the Cape in Wellfleet and decided to spend this year serving the local community.

 

Keitaro Mikami

My name is Keitaro Mikami and I am 22 years old. I am from Roswell, Georgia which is a city right outside of Atlanta. I attended Michigan State University my freshman year of college where my major was Pre-veterinary studies.  After my freshman year, I transferred to Georgia State University where I majored in Psychology with a minor in Non-profit leadership. I was a member of the Honors College while I attended Georgia State University and I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science this past summer. I also studied abroad in Ghana this past May and learned about international development. While in Ghana, I encountered many issues involving natural resource management and disaster response and preparedness. My experience in Ghana is the primary reason why I decided to apply for the AmeriCorps Cape Cod position. I feel that this particular position will allow me to acquire new skills and knowledge in order to accomplish my future goals related to Global Health and Global Environmental Health. During my free time, I like to exercise, listen to music, play guitar, and spend time with my friends and family. I look forward to this year with AmeriCorps Cape Cod and hope to make a lasting impact with the environment and the community of Cape Cod!

 

Matt O’Keefe

I am from the Philadelphia suburban area, Glenside, Pennsylvania.  I attended Franklin & Marshall College and Arcadia University.  I believe that serving with AmeriCorps Cape Cod will help me to shape future academic goals and at the same time practice civic values, promote partnerships and teamwork, and enhance the environment for the greater good.  Previous environmental activism has included volunteering with the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harwich Conservation Trust.  In my spare time I enjoy running and playing soccer.

 

Melissa Allard

Hello, my name is Melissa, but most people call me Mel. I am 23 years old and was born and raised on Cape Cod. I enjoy photography, traveling, listening to live music, and animals. I attended the University of Maine for a few years where I majored in Zoology. This year I decided to take a break from school and that’s when I found out more about AmeriCorps Cape Cod. I’m excited for the hands on learning, meeting new people, and helping out my local community. I believe the next 11 months will be a very rewarding experience.

 

Michael Andranovich

Hey there! My name is Michael (“Mike” to most, though) and I am 22 years old.  I have spent my life residing in the town where I was born, Milford, CT. This past spring, I finished my undergraduate career at St. John’s University (Queens, NY) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies (Ecology) and a minor in Computer Science. During those four years, I held many positions on campus that related to my field of study, but the most important to me was my on-campus job for the Department of Sustainability. As the foreman, I was tasked with promoting greener habits on campus through events, while also maintaining the compost system for the university. While completing my undergrad, I had the opportunity to work disaster relief for the areas of Queens affected by Hurricane Sandy, including Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. I also spent time interning for CT’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and Mystic Aquarium. On a personal level, I love doing anything related to sports, whether it’s playing them, watching them, or talking about them! Being outdoors and running along the beach consumes the rest of my free time. Although I’m not entirely sure what I want to do when I grow up, I think my future career will definitely involve the National Parks Service or other similar federal agencies. I look forward to completing a position with AmeriCorps Cape Cod this upcoming year, while both helping others and myself grow from the service and experiences!

 

Rob Bennett

Hello! I am 22 years old and grew up in Weston, MA. I recently graduated from St. Lawrence University where I studied political science. Living in Upstate New York for four years really exposed me to the outdoors as I made frequent hiking, canoeing, and fishing trips in the Adirondack Mountains. Community service projects and assisting in the town’s middle school also helped me foster a great appreciation for a sense of community. I have been visiting Cape Cod since my childhood and am excited to give back to the community while meeting some new friends.

 

Sara Sperber

Hi my name is Sara and I’m from Bridgewater, MA and the United States Virgin Islands. I’m 22 years old and a recent graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.  I majored in Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation and minored in Anthrozoology, Business, and Zoo Biology. During my college experience I have traveled to South Africa to study samango monkeys at the Lajuma Research Centre and help with small mammal trapping and research with students from the University of Venda. I have recently returned from another trip to South Africa where I returned to the Lajuma Research Centre as a teaching assistant and then continued on to Elephants Alive!, where I interned learning about African elephant research and conservation. I have also studied orcas, giant Pacific octopus, and eastern lowland gorillas while at Canisius College. I have also gained experience in environmental education and outreach through my major, volunteering at the Roger Williams Park Zoo and during my time in South Africa.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, paddle boarding, reading, and traveling. I’m looking forward to gaining more experience during my time with AmeriCorps Cape Cod and having a positive impact in this area. I’m very much interested in conservation and research and this will be a great place to learn more about it.

 

Shane Dermanjian

Hi, I’m Shane. I’m 22 and from a small northwestern town in New Jersey called Budd Lake. In my free time I enjoy playing guitar, listening to music, reading the news, cooking, and watching football. I am a recent graduate from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with minors in Political Science and Economics. At TCNJ, I served four years on the student activities programming board where I would book concerts, comedy shows, and other student events. During my junior year I had the opportunity to study a semester abroad in Barcelona. While abroad, my favorite course focused on the national security concerns associated with environmental degradation. This was my first opportunity to travel outside the United States and seeing the sprawling Spanish countryside left me with a lasting impact. Every spring and winter break off from school, I would tour the eastern half of the United States with my band. My favorite part from these tours was taking in the majesty and diversity of America’s landscape much like during my travels across the Atlantic. These experiences are primarily what led me to apply for this position with AmeriCorps so I could gain experience with natural resource management and disaster preparedness. I’ve only been to Massachusetts once, so I am looking forward to all of the new experiences I’ll have on the Cape in addition to being a serving member of my community.

 

Tara Racine

I was born in the deserts of Southern California, surrounded by sand, cacti, and dust storms. So when my parents decided to move across the country to Cape Cod, the differences were astonishing. I remember my amazement at all the trees and the coastline. I also experienced snow and changing seasons for the first time. Even as a young kid, I knew Cape Cod was a special place, and that I was very lucky live here. I grew up in Dennis and went to Dennis-Yarmouth High School. After high school I moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College Chicago, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Film & Video, with concentrations in Documentary Production and Screenwriting. I worked in Las Angeles and Chicago in the film industry for a few years. Although I will never stop working on documentary projects and writing scripts, I always drawn back to my home on Cape Cod. So when my parents started an oyster farm in Dennis a few years ago, and I was able to work on it during home visits, I came to the realization that I wanted to move back to Massachusetts and pursue the environmental science field. Last year I returned to college as an environmental science major, and am working towards a master’s degree in marine science.

I decided to join Cape Cod AmeriCorps to give back to my home that has given me so much. I recognized this as an opportunity to get hands-on experience in environmentally focused projects, with the privilege of serving my also serving my community. I am proud and excited to help keep Cape Cod the special place that I’ve known since childhood.

 

Will Holden

Hi, my name is Will and I am 22 years old. Growing up in central Massachusetts, my life consisted of exploring my hometown with friends, snowboarding, biking, hiking, creating videos, and playing soccer. I developed a love for the outdoors while engaging in those activities as a kid and that love has been only strengthened over time. I recently graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire with a degree in Environmental Studies. While in college, I spent most of my spare time, creating and building a club soccer team, participating in and leading Alternative Break Trips, and exploring my college town. My college capstone research focused on the abundance and diversity of native bee species in a pollinator garden and I also engaged in a conservation internship during school that exposed me to forestry, invasive species documentation and removal, animal road mortality research, easement monitoring and campsite monitoring. My 4 years in college were some of the best years of my life and I am excited to take action on what I have learned. I first discovered service work through the Alternative Breaks Program at my college and was fortunate enough to serve in the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Kentucky through the program. My experiences doing team service work largely influenced me to apply for AmeriCorps. I am looking forward to applying my education to the work we will do, living with and being part of a team for an extended period of time, and also exploring, learning about, and making a lasting positive impact in Cape Cod.

 

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Cole Starr

Hi, my name is Cole Starr; I am 23 years old and from a rural community in southwest Arkansas called Waldo. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Emergency Administration and Management from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas and am excited to put my education to good use on Cape Cod. I have been trained in NIMS (National Incident Management System) and ICS (Incident Command System), along with other disaster preparedness subjects. My past experiences include interning in the emergency preparedness department of Arkansas Nuclear One, where I was exposed to the technicalities of administering emergency preparedness disciplines at a federally regulated facility. Other personal development opportunities I have participated in include supervising a fundraiser and working with an eye clinic giving away free glasses in South Central China. Living in Arkansas, The Natural State, I have been exposed to the great outdoors my entire life and have developed an appreciation for nature as well as conservation work.

I thoroughly enjoy hiking, canoeing, biking, and any outdoor activity. Travel and food are both passions of mine, along with history. Museums, old home tours, ghost walks, and other history tours are my preferred ways to learn a new area and take in the culture. My absolute favorite pastime would be what I call “picking,” which is going to estate sales, auctions, thrift stores, and the occasional trash pile or dilapidated building and salvaging old or useful treasures. I am beyond excited to spend the next eleven months making a difference on Cape Cod!

 

Corey Bray

My name is Corey Bray and I am 24 years old. I recently graduated from Old Dominion University (ODU), located in Norfolk, Virginia, where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology and also minored in Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Science. While attending ODU I was able to study abroad one summer in Belize. While in Belize, I took part in projects focusing on sea grasses, fish cleaning stations, and coral reef populations and coverage. Following AmeriCorps, I am interested in further pursuing these areas by completing a master’s degree. I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, running, canoeing, and scuba diving. I am also an Eagle Scout, and became a member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity while attending ODU where I held a variety of leadership positions. I look forward to working with AmeriCorps in Cape Cod and having the opportunity to explore a new area of the country, as well as having the opportunity to make some new friends as well.

 

Derek Brudahl

Hi, my name is Derek Brudahl. I am 26 years old and from Philadelphia, where I attended Temple University for Earth and Environmental Sciences. I am very passionate about the environment and love working outside in all kinds of weather. I most recently completed a summer AmeriCorps program in Palmer, Alaska where I worked on a vegetable farm and spent most of my time in the field or working with the community to educate about growing practices and food preparation and conservation. As much as I love farming, my true love is rocks. I worked in New York in quarries and in material testing labs around the state and was fortunate enough to work in a petrographic lab. I absolutely love being around nature and enjoy all of the activities that come with being outside, especially soccer and hiking.

 

Gerhard Jansen

My name is Gerhard, but you pronounce it like Garrett.  I am from Arlington, VA and just graduated from William and Mary where I studied the sociology of religion.  Over the years I have had a lot of different job, including farmhand, gardener, lifeguard, and a near countless odd gigs.  I enjoy working outdoors, especially for a good cause.  I enjoy a lot of things really.  Theatre, swimming, art museums, homeless shelters, and taking strolls are all very pleasant.  Most recently, I received a scholarship to spend the summer studying language, history, and culture at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.  That was probably the most pleasant thing I’ve ever done.  I am very excited to get to know Cape Cod and its community, to learn about environmental preservation, and to get to work!

 

Katie LeVander

My name is Katie LeVander and I’m 25 years old.  I grew up in northwest Connecticut and went to college at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY where I received a degree in Film and Animation Production with a concentration in American Sign Language.  During school I had the privilege of traveling around and studying in New Zealand for 6 weeks.  Since graduating, I’ve been living and working in New York City freelancing in film and television.  I’ve always loved being outdoors and some of my favorite activities are snowboarding, swimming, SCUBA diving, and biking.  When I’m not outdoors I love to take photos, watch movies, quote 30 Rock, and find a dog to hang out with.  I grew up visiting Cape Cod every summer with my family and it’s super exciting to be able to come and serve in a place that means so much to me.

 

Lizabeth Rodriguez

I stayed close to home for college and graduated from the University of Colorado in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a minor in Geography.  After graduation, I completed my first AmeriCorps year with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in their Atlantic region, based out of Baltimore, Maryland. While serving in 5 different states I was able to try out many different service types. One of the most rewarding and challenging experiences was passing the arduous pack test, becoming a Wildland Firefighter and preforming prescribed burns.  During my 10 months with NCCC I earned the Bronze Congressional Award, as well as the Gold Presidents Service Award, by completing over 2,000 hours of service.  After NCCC I spent my summer working at a sleep away camp in the Adirondacks, and now I am grateful for the opportunity to continue exploring the east coast while serving again, this time with AmeriCorps Cape Cod.

 

Meredith Ballinger

Greetings! I am 22 years old and hail from Cincinnati, OH. Though from the Midwest, I am excited to experience what life is like on the Cape and east coast. I am a recent graduate from Ohio State University (Go Bucks!), where I received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Although I was a sociology specialization, my favorite classes included Environmental Health, and Risk Management, two classes that emphasized how much of a role the environment plays on our health outcomes. While not in school, I spent two summers working for Appalachia Service Project, a nonprofit emergency home repair ministry that serves central Appalachia. While living in Tennessee and West Virginia I fell in love with the people I met and the simple beauty of the mountains. While serving with AmeriCorps I hope to continue to gain exposure to disaster relief while learning how to effectively address concerns of the community and the environment. In my free time I love to hike and try out new recipes while jamming to some oldies. I could not be more excited to begin this phase of my journey and continue to learn and grow through service to others.

 

PJ Hakopian

I am originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland and come to AmeriCorps after graduating from Patrick Henry HS in Ashland, Virginia and studying Art Education at the University of Virginia at Wise for one year.  I enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking and mountain climbing in cold weather.  My hobbies include running, exercise, as well as sculpture and woodworking.  I dream of living in a house where I can “climb a mountain on one side and kayak a river on the other.”  I have always enjoyed community service and joined AmeriCorps as a way to combine my love of the environment with my dedication to service.

 

Roy Hawthorn

Hi, my name is Roy Hawthorn. I am 25 years of age and from Jones County, Mississippi. I knew from a young age that I wanted to work in protecting the natural world, so when it came time to pick a college major, biology was an easy choice. Around four years later I graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology {(Environmental Emphasis)/Minor in Chemistry} from The University of Southern Mississippi. After college I worked as a Forestry Technician on the De Soto National Forest.   During this time, I also started volunteering at my local zoo. Caring for and educating the public about the animals was a very rewarding experience.

Through college and work I have been fortunate enough to experience some of the great wilderness my home state has to offer. But now I am an AmeriCorps member in the state of Massachusetts.  Massachusetts’ natural wonder inspired my personal hero, Henry David Thoreau and its complex history inspired my ancestor, Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Now it is my turn to be inspired. I look forward to learning, making friends, and serving the community.

 

Teikyo Mowchan

Hiya! I’m Teikyo. I’m 24, I’m a Pisces, I like long walks on the beach, and getting lost in the woods. I’m originally from Connecticut, I grew up in New England, and went to school for math and studio arts in Massachusetts. Following college I was a member of Americorps year 16 on the cape where I realized my enthusiasm for non-profit and environmental work. I spent a large portion that year producing promotional graphic art and film for the program. With a little luck someday I hope to be doing more graphic design work for non-profit organizations in the future, that’s the plan at least.

For the last year since being on the Cape I’ve been working and road tripping my way about the rest of the country. From summer in Yellowstone National Park, up to the Northern Cascades of Washington, down the west coast, through the canyons of New Mexico to winter in the mountains of Montana, I’ve spent the last year becoming a bit more acquainted with the country. And after this past year I’m greatly looking forward to returning to and rejoining the Cape Cod community.

 

Tom Bryson

Hi! I’m Tom, 24, from Philadelphia, PA. I studied at the University of Mary Washington and majored in biology. I am a big fan of science fiction and fantasy. Since I was young, I’ve been interested in how the world works, and I’m excited to learn more about the living systems of Cape Cod. I mostly have experience working in labs and offices, but my most memorable experiences, like my ecology courses and trip to Costa Rica, involved getting out from behind a desk and getting out into the world. I loved the feeling of accomplishing something concrete: scaling a mountain or marking out a transect on the forest floor. By joining AmeriCorps, I want to get more of these experiences of getting out in the world and interacting with it.

My ultimate goal is to help set environmental policy on a national level. In the short term, though, I want to experience firsthand the ecological events that I have read about in journals and the news. I can’t wait to experience another part of New England!

 

 

Victoria Babcock

Hello! My name is Victoria, I’m 22 years old and from Lakeland, Florida. I recently graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in political science mass communications. I spent a lot of my undergraduate career volunteering with on-campus organizations centered around community revitalization. We worked on all sorts of projects from repainting walls to creating community gardens. Apart from volunteering and going to school, I enjoy kayaking, reading, and playing guitar. Growing up in Florida allowed me to live through some natural disasters and see firsthand the toll that they take on a community. I can’t wait to be a part of a team whose goal is to alleviate those tolls and issues. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and serving together!

 

Zed Glawe-Strom

Hello! I was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota. I’m 21 years old and am currently a student at The University of Minnesota Duluth studying Russian and Criminology. I love to travel and hope to go to Scotland and Ireland in the coming years. I’ve always liked being active and would have to say rugby is my favorite sport to both play and watch. I also like playing guitar, hiking, swimming, and exploring new places! Giving back and volunteering is something I’ve always been passionate about and after finishing up an AmeriCorps assignment in Mpls, MN I found this program and knew I had to be a part of it! I’m very excited to be a part of this team and to learn more about this community.

 

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Bradley Falco

My name is Bradley Falco. I’m 24 years old and was born in raised in South Florida. I graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in political science. After college, I served with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) for 10 months in California, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. Though I did a variety of projects, working with the Army Corps of Engineers on the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project was by far my favorite assignment and it was here I discovered that I want to pursue a career working in or with the environment. Overall I am hoping to get some professional experience working in the environment and am looking forward to serving another year with AmeriCorps on Cape Cod!

 

Hunter Moore

Hello everyone! I am 19 years old and from a small town in northern New Hampshire and recently completed my first year of college.  Living so close to the White Mountains, I have become an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hike, camp, canoe, and photograph my adventures.  I have an appreciation for natural beauty of my surroundings.  I’ve spent my entire life in the mountains and have yet to live anywhere else.  I am very excited to learn about and become involved in this local community and grow as a person.  I also hope to learn very much from this experience and possibly use it as a future career path!

 

Joseph Bell

I am 25 years old from Jacksonville Beach, Florida. My hobbies are photography, cycling, long distance running, hanging out with friends, and getting lost in the woods. For the past ten months, I have been serving with the SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps as part of their Education and Trail Massachusetts Parks Team. The reason I joined AmeriCorps Cape Cod FireCorps was to gain more knowledge and experience with fire management. My future goals are pursuing a degree in forestry resource management and continue working with fire management.

 

Julien M. Garcia

Hello, I’m a 24 year old from Miami, FL. I attend Miami Dade College with a focus in History.  I have a varied work experience ranging from museums to start ups. I’ve spent a lot of time volunteering in my city and find it very enriching. Travel is my addiction, in so far I’ve had the distinct pleasure of visiting Spain, Mexico, India, Costa Rica, and even had the chance to be a student ambassador in China. My favorite past times aside from traveling are reading, watching classic films, and exploring the great outdoors!

 

Ryan Souto

I am Ryan Souto and I’m from Campbell Hall, New York which is about an hour north of New York City. I am 23 years old and just recently graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelors of Science in Emergency Management. I have no field experience with this degree yet but I have several certifications in the hazardous materials field and have taken multiple classes in the disaster-related aspect. I am a huge fan of soccer, especially European Soccer and have played soccer for most of my life. I’m a big sports fan in general but soccer is my sport. I’m also a big fan of hiking, travelling, and everything that involves the outdoors. I’m kind of shy at first but it usually goes away after the first day or so.

 

Sam Gilvarg

I am a native of Framingham, Massachusetts and a recent graduate (Spring 2015) from Gettysburg College where I double majored in Environmental Studies and History.  I am 23 years old and have three years of experience working as a volunteer firefighter, most recently as a member of Plainfield (MA) Fire-EMS.   In addition to my interest in the Fire Service, I am also passionate about Botany and Conservation Biology.  I am looking forward to the upcoming service year as an opportunity to give back to my home state!

Before coming to Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod, I served with SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps.  As a member of SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, I worked on conservation projects throughout the Commonwealth and provided environmental education to students attending elementary schools across the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.  I have also received the MaryLee Everett Fellowship with New England Wild Flower Society.  In this capacity, I worked to protect rare and endangered plant populations across the region with the Conservation Department at NEWFS.