Hi, my name is Maria and I am from a small town just outside Boston, Massachusetts. I am a recent graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio where I majored in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Ecosystem Conservation. I am so excited to be starting my post-graduate career as an Education & Communication Fellow at The Aldo Leopold Foundation! My love and appreciation of nature were cultivated at a young age and I look forward to deepening this appreciation as well as sparking it in others as a means of advocating for a land ethic. As a Fellow, I am excited to learn how to effectively communicate environmental issues in ways that are inspiring, inclusive, and creative.