The Trails team at PTNY is excited to welcome Erica Schneider as our 2020 Arthur V. Savage Intern!
Originally from northern Virginia, Erica grew up biking on the W&OD trail just minutes from her door. While receiving her B.A. in Linguistics from the College of William and Mary, she discovered a love for cycling on the country roads and multi-use trails of rural Virginia and developed a passion for expanding access to green spaces and trails. She has experience in event planning and trail infrastructure research.
In 2018, she moved to northern Spain to teach English, exploring and learning from the sustainable cities across the north and cross-country trails like the Camino de Santiago. Sustainability in all forms is important to her, and she has spent time learning about sustainable agriculture and tourism on farms in California and Spain.
She is new to the Capital Region, but is already loving the chance to explore the state’s incredible system of parks and trails on foot and by bike. When not working or exploring, she loves to play Ultimate Frisbee, hang up a hammock in the park and read, and cook for her roommates.