I am from a tiny town in Virginia called Nellysford. I am passionate about finding solutions to climate change and hope to focus my studies on anything that brings me joy and accomplishes this goal. I am interested in the sciences, activism, and education … I think. I could become a teacher educating about climate change, an activist advocating for better policy, a scientist creating solutions or any number of other careers. I hope to explore these areas while at COA to find out what brings me the most happiness! In my free time I enjoy watercolor painting landscapes, reading, learning songs on guitar, crafting anything from earrings to wood burned cutting boards, hiking up the most challenging mountains I can find, and cooking the latest recipe from the New York Times. I’m a huge fan of being outdoors and am excited to get into bouldering while at COA. I am super excited to help people develop their writing skills and especially love working on creative writing pieces. Hope to see you in the writing center!