Tejal Mankad is a sophomore at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, double majoring in Environmental Science and Policy and Study of Women and Gender. Through her studies and experiences outdoors, she is trying to start laying the foundation of a life devoted to stewardship. Currently, Tejal is working at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, in the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. She is enjoying learning about different interpretive skills and organizing environmental education programs. When she is not working at the Discovery Center, Tejal enjoys painting, exploring and reading.