Student & Alumni Profiles

Student Profiles

Isaac Harberts

First-year in FNRM specializing in Forest Ecosystem Management and 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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Senior in FNRM specializing in Urban & Community Forestry

"Some of the most rewarding experiences I've had since coming to the U have been through working in the urban forestry nursery and lab, particularly with the U of M youth programs, talking with kids from various age groups about tree climbing, urban forests, tree science, and taking care of our trees."
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Rachel Rubenfeld

Sophomore in FNRM specializing in Park & Protected Area Management

"It was a beautiful fall day and I just remember thinking “Wow, I’m getting college credit to hike and play with worms!” I was getting credit by learning valuable and applicable skills in forestry and research."
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Chris Titus

Junior in FNRM specializing in Urban & Community Forestry

"The FNRM community is often described as a big family, and I couldn’t agree more with that description."
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Alumni Profiles

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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