Delanie is from the heart of the Great Plains, Nebraska. Her love of travel, adventure, and the environment has brought her around the world, most recently to Reno to start a term of service with AmeriCorps. Over the past few years, Delanie has worked as a naturalist in several Nebraska and Indiana state parks and had her first summer camp, working experience in Michigan. She completed a masters in environmental education at Goshen College this past May. From childhood, her love of the outdoors and wildlife have grown into starting a career in environmental education. In her free time, she enjoys reading women in science and travel books, continuing to learn to ski, hiking and exploring new places.