I am currently in my final semester at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Environmental Studies. I am spending my semester at the Coastal Studies Institute taking classes that focus on coastal management and policy. I am originally from Connecticut, so spending time on the North Carolina coast is a new experience for me. I am looking forward to learning more about coastal lands as I spend more time here. I have always had a passion for the outdoors and love to spend most of my free time hiking or skiing. I am excited to explore my passion more as an intern for the Coastal Federation as I am beginning my career in sustainability.