ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Titan Voice: Embracing the Warmth of Small-Town America in Alaska

One morning in April, I accepted a job offer from the Student Conservation Association that undoubtedly changed my life and reshaped my career goals. This job would send me into the Alaskan wilderness during the summer to teach teens the importance of trail work and conservation.

With less than a month until I was due to leave, I began rearranging my summer plans and making sure my camping gear was ready for the adventure. Although accepting this summer job was a last-minute rushed decision, there was no way I was giving up pursuing the dream job I’ve always wanted — being outdoors and teaching people about preserving this planet.

To my surprise, this job not only accomplished those dreams … but so much more.

Continue reading Maelynn Dickson’s column in the Orange County Register.

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