Brent Boscarino joined the Trail Conference in January as our invasive species citizen science program coordinator. He spent the previous 10 years as a high school science teacher and environmental outreach coordinator at the Poughkeepsie Day School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and previously the Harvey School in Katonah, N.Y. In his other role as Senior Research Associate at Poughkeepsie Day, Brent ran multiple invasives-based research projects in collaboration with Hobart and William Smith, Ithaca, and Bard colleges. Brent received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Natural Resources from Cornell University in 2009. He is a nature enthusiast to the core who strives to foster an authentic “sense of wonder” about the natural world. Brent is an avid runner and former soccer coach who enjoys hiking, fishing, swimming and other forms of outdoor recreation with his wife Jessica and sons Wynn and Ryder.