"What I loved best was the amazing individuals I got to work with daily. It was so easy to show up, be a part of a group who loved to work outside, and turn all the problems we were requested to fix into solved ones. It was such an amazing experience to have learned through my own working hands as well as actually being in the field and being able to problem-solve/implement changes that benefit the environment based on the situation at hand."
- Mariah McGhee, YCI Participant
Mariah McGhee grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and always enjoyed being outside and in nature. Once she entered the University of Missouri-Columbia, she was exposed to various ecosystems and environments, propelling her interest and passion for nature. She harnessed her passion for the outdoors and used it to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis on Forestry and a minor in Soils.