I am a person who has moved around quite often here in the United States, pursuing/seeking something different, something more fulfilling as far ars organizing and making change. I went to a liberal arts school, Allegheny College, near my home in western PA, and then moved to Boston for a year to organize students around renewable energy and getting out the vote for the Center for Environmental Citizenship. From there it was on to D.C. to be the Sustainability Coordinator for American University. I really liked D.C. but didn't feel that it was the right fit for me still, so I decided to try something more focused and technical, which ended up being a one-year certificate in northern New Mexico at San Juan College for solar photovoltaic system design and installation. Before heading out west for the certificate, I took 6 weeks off and went to Ecuador to travel. During the time I was completing the program in New Mexico I lived in Durango, CO (southwest) and worked part-time for Ecos Consulting doing energy efficiency and renewable energy research analysis and report writing before finishing my solar program. Then I worked for a solar thermal installer for a bit before being forced to wait tables for a year due to the lack of work in the area. Much of my time was spent as a volunteer organizing the Durango Youth Coalition. I couldn't stay there, as much as I loved Durango, because of the lack of paid work in a field that I cared about, and volunteering wasn't going to pay the bills! So I left there to take on an internship at the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont, and then from there I received the position of Sustainability Coordinator at Skidmore College in upstate New York. And that is where I am now. The thing I care about most are sustainability, encompassing the true meaning of it which includes social justice! I also like to work on youth leadership development and empowerment, and community organizing!