Taylor Collore is a Navy veteran and a current graduate student at the University of Central Florida studying archaeology. Over the last year Taylor has worked alongside Forest Service archaeologists in Florida’s Ocala National Forest with the objective of protecting and preserving the forest’s cultural resources. For his thesis, Taylor is analyzing LiDAR data of the Ocala National Forest seeking potentially undiscovered Indigenous people’s mound sites for protection and preservation purposes. The forest captivates and motivates Taylor to work towards protecting the forest and its resources. Taylor seeks a position where he can enact change that will provide continued protection for generations to come.