Trailblazer Tuesdays: Conservation Champions
On Tuesdays throughout the year, the Kankakee County SWCD highlights progressive farmers, professionals, leaders, and conservation enthusiasts who are making a difference in Kankakee County and beyond! Follow our #TrailblazerTuesday stories on Instagram!
Tell us a little about yourself:
I grew up in the small town of Midlothian, IL. As a child, we always had animals (birds, dogs, cats, etc.), which was always an interest in the back of my mind. I always thought I would be a doctor or a nurse like the people I looked up to in my family. In high school I had a teacher that introduced biology to me, and I fell In love with it. I knew when I would go to college I would want to study some type of science. When that time came, my passion for animals came back to the surface, so I know I would study something related to animals. My parents encouraged me to do the best in what I love and to be the best person I cobuld be to people and nature.