Bridget first entered the world of conservation through the Student Conservation Association, where she had the opportunity to perform stewardship and land management projects on public lands and trails throughout the country. She came to the Valley in 2016 and developed her passion for its landscapes and communities through her work with the Appalachian Mountain Club as the planner for the New England National Scenic Trail. She is excited to be able to broaden her work to help protect these beautiful areas as part of the Kestrel team. She holds a Masters in Forest & Natural Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a B.A. in Environmental Science & Policy from Clark University.