Student & Alumni Profiles

Student Profiles

Theresa Garrison

Sophomore in FNRM specializing in Park & Protected Area Management

"My favorite part of the major is of course the curriculum! When similar classes crossover in lectures and that knowledge can be applied to another subject, it is very fascinating and engaging." More about Theresa >>

Isaac Harberts

Junior in FNRM specializing in Forest Ecosystem Management & Conservation

"I have known that I wanted to go into the field of natural resources since my childhood. I spent a lot of time in the outdoors as a kid, and that had a huge impact on me."
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Jessica Stortenbecker

Junior in FNRM specializing in Urban & Community Forestry

"I’ve always been extremely interested in the outdoors and grew up camping in northern Minnesota and Door County, Wisconsin. During my first time hiking at Itasca State Park at age 15, it struck me that working in natural resources was an option." More about Jessica >>

Alumni Profiles

Kylee Berger ice fishing

Private Lands Forester with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

(specialized in Forest Ecosystem Management & Conservation)

"As a Private Lands Forester, I create unique forest stewardship plans for private landowners to meet various needs such as creating wildlife habitat, improving trails, sustaining water quality, and woodland health." More about Kylee >>

Liam McClannahan

Arborist with Branch and Bough Tree Service and Landscape Care in Minneapolis, MN

(specialized in Urban & Community Forestry)

"We see client education as part of our job. We don’t just tell them what maintenance we will do to their trees, but how and, most importantly, why we are prescribing this maintenance. The more people understand about how their trees live and what value they provide, the more people are interested in protecting and preserving them."
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Park Ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in North Pole, Alaska

(Specialized in Parks & Protected Area Management)

"One of most fun aspects of my job is going out on backcountry patrols every day. When I am out either on a four-wheeler or snowmobile, I constantly run into moose, grizzly and black bears, grouse, ptarmigan, bald eagles and the occasional wolf."

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