Ms. Gina C. Felter has spent the 48 years of her life learning about and caring for our local, natural environments here in Maryland. Growing up in Cockeysville in Baltimore County, Gina began to form her deep love of nature through the Girl Scouts of the USA program. After graduating from Dulaney High School in 1990, Gina attended Virginia Tech to study Wildlife Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine. While there, she had opportunities to conduct authentic research in the fields of mammology and ornithology at Mountain Lake Biological Station in Southwest Virginia. Although she loved learning about wild animal populations and how to preserve them, she decided to change her career path to one in which she could share what she had learned with others. Gina returned to Maryland to attain her Master of Arts in Teaching from Towson University.