Growing up off the grid sparked my passion for self-sufficiency and sustainability. In the remote landscapes of Salmon, Idaho. I learned to harness nature’s resources for energy and sustenance. This upbringing fueled my curiosity, leading me to pursue STEM fields. My life experiences have been positively impacted by STEM. As I delved into science, technology, engineering, and math, I recognized the potential to align these disciplines with community needs. Serving as a bridge between my off-grid roots and the tech-driven world, I now channel my STEM expertise to empower local communities with resources. Whether introducing innovative solutions for sustainable living or mentoring youth in STEM education, my journey from off-grid living to STEM advocacy embodies a commitment to harmony between nature, technology, and community growth.