Spring 2020 Department Updates

photo of Ben Findlay holding a largemouth bassBen Findlay joins the Department of Forest Resources as a Communications Specialist, providing expertise to the department’s digital and print communication channels and support for the Great Lakes-Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) partnership. He joins the University with five years of experience in similar roles at nonprofits like Hourcar and Coffee House Press. He holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Fiction Writing from Colorado State University where he taught courses in writing and editing. He lives in St. Paul with his wife—an award-winning health journalist—and their cat, Councilwoman Leslie Knope—an award-winning nap-taker.