Her decision to attend Boise State University was made after spending several years after graduating high school working in the service and hospitality industry. Dallas found that her real passion lies in environmental conservation and protection.
The conviction she feels to dedicate her time and efforts towards making a difference for the future of the environment comes from what it means to her. Public lands in the United States have been where she has made wonderful memories with family and friends and where many valuable resources that we depend on are stored. Her passion for the environment and public lands also stems from her enjoyment in outdoor recreation. Hiking, mountain biking, and skiing in the incredible landscape the beautiful state of Idaho offers has developed her interests in seeing that these places are protected and managed efficiently.
Dallas looks forward to gaining valuable fieldwork experience and to making connections with people in the environmental industry as an Andrus Scholar interning with the Bureau of Land Management. She intends to learn just what it means to manage public lands for future generations. Her plan is to take this experience as an opportunity to expand her environmental knowledge and put into practice what she’s learned so far in her two and a half years at Boise State. The Bureau of Land Management offers a multi-use model for their lands, and Dallas looks forward to being a part of the agency and to continuing her career after graduation. She has a commitment to being an environmental steward.