Rita is a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and will be graduating this spring in Elementary Education with an Endorsement to teach Middle School Earth and Life Science. After graduation Rita hopes to find a teaching position along the North Shore in a formal school setting or in an outdoor classroom somewhere along Lake Superior. As the education intern at LSNERR, Rita is helping with research to develop the Reserve's educational programs as well as implementing future programs. While educating future generation is a huge passion for Rita, everything she does is driven by her love of the outdoors. "Every season there is something fascinating going on! Whether that means grabbing a friend to explore some new neck of the woods by snow shoe, or heading off to the BWCA for a week of paddling. The amazing thing about life is that it is everywhere!"