LARA S. SCHMIDT
My association with the Girl Scouts has spanned decades — as a scout, camp counselor, steadfast cookie connoisseur and now donor. It is an experience strongly associated with the great outdoors.
Cook meals on a campfire? Check. Hike long distances wearing a heavy backpack? Check. Lead two dozen 5year-olds for a week in a woodland camp? Check.
In adulthood, all of those experiences stayed with me, and I put them to use in the wilderness and in my work as a cybersecurity researcher for the RAND Corporation.