Mallory was born in Austin, Texas, but grew up in Tampa, Florida. She is currently a Public History graduate student at Texas State University. When she is not working or schooling, she spends downtime with her spoiled puppy, Stella, explores the outdoors, and reads!

What I love about national parks:

My favorite ‘thing’ about national parks is the distinct qualities (whether it’s the waterfalls, greenery, rockiness, etc.) that makes a particular park unique and its own, yet the magical and collective way you feel whether you visit a spot like Big Bend or Jasper or the Everglades: you are in a national park