Joseph Caracappa

From my early roots in suburban New Jersey, it wasn’t until my family moved to the quiet, rural country in southern New Hampshire that I discovered my love of nature. This change of scenery helped foster a conservation mindset and an appreciation of the services healthy ecosystems provide human communities....

Brittany Schieler

Though I was born and raised in the concrete jungle of New York City, I developed a love and curiosity for the natural world at an early age. As a kid, I delighted in family vacations to the Jersey Shore and trips to the New York Aquarium in Coney Island....

Jessica Valenti

Growing up along the coast of New Jersey my interests in the ocean reach as far back as I can remember. Going to the beach was always my favorite thing to do no matter the season. To this day I still have boxes upon boxes filled with sea shells and...

Amy Anderson

Flipping through the pages of a sixth century illustrated Bible in a cathedral library provided me a unique glimpse into another era; contrast this with a few days later, when I traversed a landscape searching for clues from the rocks to provide a geological narrative. Although very different contexts, my...