Ms. Amy Virginia Mallette, born June 29, 1984, was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Amy was an avid hunter, fisher, lover of seafood, and gardener. She earned her B.S. in government and international politics at George Mason University in 2006 during which she also participated in a study abroad program in France (the language which she became interested in during a course at Nandua High School). While in high school she participated in an environmental leadership opportunity with NATO in Germany. Amy had an innate love for the environment. She was a graduate of the Virginia Natural Resource Leadership Institute where she learned about issues relevant to Virginia and adjacent states/watersheds. Amy practiced her passions on the Shore and, most recently on the Panhandle of Florida. She was a lifelong lover of nature and the outdoors, spending much of her time in, on, and around the waters in Virginia and Florida. Amy lived simply and sustainably and was known for her spicy cooking, humorous nature, strong opinions, and her great laugh.