Mark Monmonier introduced me to the Syracuse Community Geography program after taking his cartographic design course. As a senior anthropology and geography major, I am excited to discover that the SCG program enables students like myself to apply skills learned in the classroom, while also promoting engagement with the local community. Also, I am excited to work on tangible projects routed in collaboration. Since beginning my journey at SU, I have been interested in the ways in which societies use both the physical and the symbolic landscape to construct and manipulate cultural narratives of the past and the present. I look forward to developing my ability to spatially analyze landscapes and their importance to local culture and daily life. After graduation, I hope to further apply my geographical skills while pursuing my interests in bioarcheology and materiality.