Which conservation corps have you worked for, what were the years and what was your position?
I worked for the Minnesota Conservation Corps in 2012 and 2013 I was a crew leader and an interpreter.
I was also working for the North West Youth Corps as an Interpreter in 2015 and 2017.
Did you go to college, if so where and what was your degree?
I went to William Woods University and received a degree in sign language interpreting
What do you do when you aren’t working for a conservation corps?
I am a freelance interpreter in the Washington DC area. I work in government, medical and community settings.
Why have you come back to work for a conservation corps?
I have come back to work with conservation corps again and again because I am so passionate about sign language and the outdoors, I feel like it was made for me. I love being outdoors and bringing the deaf and hearing world together.
What do you love about working with conservation corps?
What I love about working with the conservation corps is the community that is built and the life long friendships that are made. It’s so refreshing to meet like minded people who enjoy making the world a better place.
What is your favorite memory?
My favorite memory is sleeping on the beach in the Apostle Islands with my crew. After a long week of work we headed to the beach and slept right on the sand, then we woke up to the most breath taking sunrise!
Is there something new you are learning this time around?
I am learning to live in the present and to enjoy every moment that I have learned in this amazing program 🙂