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Kathryn Finnerty

Big Cypress National Preserve

Kathryn, a life-long resident of Southern Illinois, did not always find joy in being outdoors. It wasn’t until
after high school that she regained her love for the wild. That, along with her degree in nonprofit
business is what led her to make the trek down to Big Cypress. She had the privilege of exploring a
number of National Parks in her childhood and wants to continue that trend during her CVA
appointment by visiting other state and national parks on her time off. At Big Cypress, Kathryn hopes to
engage more volunteers from the surrounding communities and show others Big Cypress is way more
than it initially seems.