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Member Profiles

Meet a few of the Maryland Conservation Corpsí current members and alumni.

 

Karen JarboeKaren Jarboe

Home State: Maryland
Served at: Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
(2006-2007, 2008-2009)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I was able to learn skills that both challenged my abilities and became an integral part of my career. MCC shaped my future career choices and taught me how to work with just about anyone.

Career/Future Goals:

Currently serving as a Park Ranger with the Maryland Park Service.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I loved never knowing what was coming next, what new skill I would learn, what new challenge I would face, and then overcoming that challenge. In MCC we learned how to tackle any situation, whether it was with help and guidance or on our own, and all life skills that are very important.

Romain R. ScottRomain R. Scott

Home State: Jamaica
Served at: Patapsco Valley State Park
(2011-2012)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I wanted to gain technical trade skills in working for the environment.

Career/Future Goals:

Thanks to AmeriCorps, I have started my Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology at Montgomery College. My career goal is to become a Master Automotive Technician working for a state or government organization.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

Everything! Good people to work with and learn from on how to conserve the environment.

John Bax John Bax

Home State: Pennsylvania
Served at: Assateague State Park
(2011-2012, 2012-2013)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I needed to gain experience in the natural resources field and I wanted to serve others while doing so.

Career/Future Goals:

I hope to work in natural resources - wildlife management, forestry, parks, etc.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I loved learning! We received all sorts of training, from chainsaw classes to becoming an emergency first responder to environmental education certifications.


Mirasol MoncadaMirasol Moncada

Home State: California
Served at: Susquehanna State Park
(2012-2013)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I am passionate about conserving natural environments through education and awareness. Physical work on conservation such as trail maintenance is also very satisfying.

Career/Future Goals:

I would like to continue working in parks that strive to bring awareness about conservation and educating the public about the respect we should have toward nature.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I have enjoyed how much I have learned about Maryland ecology as well as park maintenance. The people that I have been able to work with have also been a major highlight!

Lena Honeywood Lena Honeywood

Home State: Georgia
Served at: Patapsco Valley State Park
(2012-2013)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I wanted to gain experience, knowledge and skills that were different from my level of comfort. I also wanted to improve myself as an environmentally sound citizen but furthermore as an educator.

Career/Future Goals:

English Professor

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I enjoyed being able to learn an array of skill sets in such a short amount of time. I also enjoyed meeting so many young people with such different backgrounds than my own.

Will RuarkWill Ruark

Home State: Maryland
Served at: Gunpowder Falls State Park
(2012-2013)

Joining MCC was important to me because:

I grew up in the Maryland State Parks because my father was a Park Ranger. I joined MCC as an opportunity to give back to the parks, since the parks gave so much to me while growing up.

Career/Future Goals:

Being productive and being happy.

What I enjoyed most about MCC:

I have enjoyed meeting the great people who work for MCC and I must say it is quite enjoyable to work in the most beautiful places in Maryland.

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Reservations: 1-888-432-2267

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