When I joined the corps, I weighed 275 pounds and after this summer program, I weighed 230, which was a huge deal for me. When I came back to Fresno, my counselor teared up because I had lost so much weight and was talking about what I wanted to do with my life. Being in nature, I really found myself. I knew I wanted to work outside in the forest. So the following year, I did the same program but this time as a senior corpsmember. I felt nervous, I wasn’t expecting to be in a leadership position, but working at my local corps had given me so much confidence and taught me that if you’re scared of it, you should do it because it’s stepping out of your comfort zone.