Mari Galloway grew up on her family’s ranch in the California foothills. She spent many of her summers day hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range with her family at a young age. Her love of the mountains developed into a deeply ingrained passion for the outdoors as she pursued backpacking, trail running, and bicycle touring. At Humboldt State University, she followed her passion for the natural world by acquiring her Bachelors of Environmental Science with an emphasis on Policy, and volunteering with the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC). She has focused her studies and capstone research on water quality and policy, international waste management, and agricultural best practices. While Mari is not active in the outdoors, you can find her playing piano, brewing beer, or reading.