Hello everyone! My name is Jamie Douthit and I am the AmeriCorps VISTA for the 2016-2017 year. I am very excited to be working with you all! I grew up in Rochester, New York where my passion for the outdoors began. I studied Environmental Science at the University of Delaware, and continued to develop my environmental background this summer by conducting sea turtle conservation research in Costa Rica (see picture). There, I realized my aptitude and enjoyment of working with volunteers and educating about environmental issues. After returning to the United States I decided to expand upon these skills by applying for the Environmental Outreach Coordinator position through AmeriCorps VISTA. And here I am! I am looking forward to getting to know the people and places of Indiana County, and to becoming a member of your community!