My name is Emma Cieslik and I am a rising Senior at Santa Clara University. I am studying Environmental Science with a concentration in applied ecology and minors in Sustainability and Public Health Science. I spent the past year as an education intern with the Environmental Volunteers, and while I have greatly enjoyed my time in education, I am extremely curious and passionate about expanding my experiences and adapting my skills to fieldwork and research. As a trip leader and Recruitment Coordinator for our outdoors organization at SCU, I have also had an opportunity to explore much of California's natural space and have gained leadership experience, as well as a Wilderness First Aid certification, while inspiring a love for the outdoors in others. I am looking forward to my time with the Carnegie Institute!