My name is Aeriel Wauhob and I am a new Appalachian Forest Heritage Area AmeriCorps member serving with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office.

Whew! Now that we got that mouth full out of the way, here’s a little background about myself.

I grew up in Iowa… no, not on a farm, in an actual city. My parents raised me to love wildlife, have an outdoorsy side, and to always have a sense of adventure.

I left Iowa and went to college at the University of Montana (Go Grizzlies!). Received my B.S. in Wildlife Biology and B.A. in Arts with a minor in Art History/Criticism.

After college I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life… grad school or jump straight into the working force for the rest of my life. So I opted to travel and take seasonal positions to fund my site seeing adventures.

Currently, I’m held up in West Virginia serving a years term with AmeriCorps. What does my future have in store??? ¬†Follow this blog and you’ll have a front row seat to watching a 20-something-year old wander her way through life and the wildlife profession… just don’t forget the popcorn.