I am originally from Flanders, NJ, and was partially raised in Cheshire, CT. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Criminal Justice from Indiana University back in 2012. I then went on to serve with Americorps St. Louis, which stoked my passion for the environment and personal development. Afterwards, I worked for the US Forest Service in various roles, but mostly as a wildland firefighter. In between fire seasons, I was a park ranger for Arizona State Parks.
I started to think about how people in college and Americorps helped guide me to find what I was passionate about, and I had the urge to pay it forward to other young people. I put my fire boots away and started working for the non-profit, Arizona Conservation Corps, where I helped mentor young adults to find their passion through service in the outdoors. I then missed my family, so I moved back to Connecticut, and am happy to continue helping people find their path and develop professionally through a university that emphasizes experiential learning.