Throughout the next few years I will be section hiking the 2190 mile Appalachian Trail. I have decided to walk to raise money for the Red Wolf Coalition. I graduated from Coastal Carolina University in August of 2017 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. The topic of my senior thesis was the reintroduction of Red Wolves into Eastern North Carolina. Red Wolves are a critically endangered species native to the Southeastern United States. They were declared extinct in the wild in the early 1980s but through breeding programs and the Red Wolf Reintroduction Program, they are beginning to make a come back. I am hiking to support the conservation efforts for this wild canid as I take the trail name Red Wolf.