I have been a runner since I was 16. I ran my first race, which was also my first marathon 5 days before my 18th birthday. It was one of the best days of my life! I just couldnt believe I actually ran 26.2 miles! Many miles later, I am still in love with running and am so thankful to have the physical and mental ability to accomplish long-endurance races.
I now have the opportunity to combine my love of running with my love for the environment. I have studied conservation biology for the last 6 years and hope to dedicate my life to protecting and studying the natural world. I am so excited to be able to raise money for the Nature Conservancy running for Team Nature at the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28th, 2012! Please help this amazing organization by contributing to my fundraiser! Thank you so much!