Once upon a time (2005), in a land far, far away (Greensboro, North Carolina), young Jane graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Drama and a minor in History. Sufficiently armed to move to New York or L.A. and join the food-service industry...she promptly joined the Peace Corps and moved to a remote village in Burkina Faso for two years. Working mainly with the local primary school girls and their families as a Girls' Education and Empowerment volunteer, she also dabbled in teaching Geography to young learners, English to high school students, and volunteered at the local clinic's weekly infant and maternal health checks. After Burkina, Jane explored the field of education for the next 6 years teaching English in South Korea and Morocco. While in Casablanca, Jane had her first opportunity to teach environmental stewardship and, she knew this was the next step. To prepare herself for the mid-career transition, Jane earned a Master's in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Finding herself in a position where "think globally, act locally" was no longer just a catchy phrase, older and wiser Jane returned to the great state of North Carolina for the next adventure: teaching environmental and conservation education at Sound to Sea.