Kara Shemeth, a 2016 Vision Fellow, will obtain a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from American Public University. Kara will pursue this degree in order to expand her professional career into island conservation. Kara is a project surveyor for Schofield, Barbini & Hoehn, Inc. and a lieutenant /EMT with the Edgartown Fire Department. For two years after college, Kara served as an AmeriCorps Member in the National Civilian Community Corps, where she engaged in trail building, wildfire fighting, emergency responses and other community projects. She is also the founding member and currently serves on the board of Amity Island Running Club.