My name is Yuri Gerber, and I grew up in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I was in the boy scouts from an early age and earned the rank of eagle scout my senior year in high school. I graduated from Arkadelphia HS and attended Ouachita Baptist University for two years before joining the Army in 2017. I was a proud member of the 101st airborne division and graduated from air assault school in 2018. I enjoy all outdoor activities, especially camping, hiking, and fishing.
I decided to become a VetsWork AmeriCorps intern to gain training and experience in the National Forest Service operations. I am excited to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the Forest Service. I am hopeful that this will turn into a career path and allow me to fulfill my desire to work in the outdoors while at the same time helping to keep our national resources in great shape to be shared for generations to come.