"I graduated summa cum laude from the Honor's program at the University of Alabama with a degree in biology. I focused most of studies in ecology and freshwater systems, but I also really enjoy other realms of science. Following graduation, I served as a staff member at a local environmental learning center, which received about 13,000 school age children annually. In this position, I facilitated and assisted with hands-on educational activities for students of all ages. While earning my M.S., I "