Abbie is the Mountain Ecology Technician and is serving with VCE through ECO AmeriCorps. She grew up in western Massachusetts but has called the Upper Valley home for four years. Abbie graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in May 2021 with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Studio Art. Both fields require careful observation, and she believes that being an artist has made her a better scientist and vice versa. After graduation, she worked for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center as part of a research team conducting point counts for Kirtland’s Warblers at remote sites in Michigan’s Jack Pine forests.