Isaac Harberts

First-year in FNRM specializing in Forest Ecosystem Management and Conservation

How did you first become interested in the environment and natural resources?

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.

How did you find out about the FNRM major? What made you interested in this major?

I became interested in this major because I was able to choose the track that fits my long term goal of earning a master's degree in a field of natural resources.

What has been your favorite part of the FNRM major so far? 

My favorite part about the FNRM major is the faculty. They are very friendly, resourceful and contribute to the success of their students. 

What is it like being on campus and in FNRM the community?

The St. Paul campus is a welcoming and relaxed space with plenty of trees and other plants. The FNRM community is very personal and friendly, and at such a large university, that is hard to come by.

What are your goals for after graduation?

After graduation I would like to either pursue a master's degree or look into a forester or forestry technician position. 

Would you recommend this major to an interested student? Why?

I would definitely recommend this major to an interested student. The FNRM program allows one to choose from three different tracks, which is advantageous to preparing for specific job qualifications.

Isaac Harberts