Raised in a rural community outside of Reading, PA.  Yarrow grew up impoverished. Raised by parents battling drug addiction and mental illness, she was often verbally abused. She felt unworthy and tried to commit suicide at the age of eighteen. Her life pivoted when her father died nearly ten years later and she decided to venture to New York. The change in locale altered her perception. Despite not having a degree, Yarrow went from waiting tables to being an Admin and is currently a conservation lobbyist. Yarrow’s goal is to bridge the gap between science and policy to create solutions that will benefit the ecosystem. Yarrow enrolled at Brooklyn College to pursue a degree in Urban Sustainability.

“Despite where I came from, I determine where I go from here. I’m confident in my capabilities and optimistic about my future.”