My name is Mary McKean. I was born in upstate New York and grew up in the small town of Stow, Massachusetts. Being raised in a rural area for most of my life has cultivated my passion to respect and preserve our natural environment. This has, in turn, given me an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and discussion regarding mankind's past, present, and future. I am currently a Sophomore at Ithaca College, where I will be receiving my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, as well as a minor degree from the Ithaca School of Music in piano performance.