Hi! My name is Mariel. I am from Massachusetts and went to Washington University in St. Louis where I studied Environmental Biology and was on the cross-country and track and field teams.
Before this position, I worked at my college’s field station, led backpacking trips in Maine and volunteered for The Nature Conservancy in Chile.
The AmeriCorps program interested me due to its focus on service. For this position, I am looking forward to serving in the conservation field and doing so as part of a team. In addition to that, I’m eager to gain more technical skills related to habitat restoration, such as working with chainsaws and assisting with prescribed burns.