I moved to Kodiak to work for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge about a year a half ago and I am completely enamored with Kodiak Island and Alaska. I am originally from Washington State but I have also spent a significant amount of time in California, Australia and Japan. I have a degree in environmental science but I have mostly focused on wildlife conservation in the past. Moving to Alaska has sparked much more of an interest in plants in me and I now consider myself a beginner gardener and forager. Some of my favorite plants are star gentian, salmon berry, and sundews. I have ordered a macro lens for my smart phone which has not arrived yet and will build a plexi-glass stand to go with it.