AJ (they/them) grew up in Northern Michigan and attended Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. There they majored in environmental biology and minored in dance, spending a semester internationally abroad in Iceland/Greenland and another one domestically abroad in the Adirondack Mountains. Since graduating AJ has worked a number of field, lab, environmental education, and outdoor education positions revolving around mountain and subarctic ecology. They are passionate about increasing our understanding of the world around us and inspiring others to connect with nature. When not working, AJ is probably outside hiking, kayaking, skiing, or taking photos.