Graduate Student Profiles

Mar 15, 2017

Rachel Keuler

About me: While I’ve always been excited and curious about learning about the ecosystems around me, it wasn’t until I got involved with the Flambeau Experiment, a long term research project in northern Wisconsin, that I became interested in forests […]

Mar 15, 2017

Matt Snider

About me:  I grew up next to the Green Mountain National Forest in central Vermont so I spent a lot of time outdoors observing nature growing up. My Dad was a forester and my mom a nurse so the nature and […]

Feb 23, 2017

Nancy Gibson

About me: I am from Denver, NC. I served in the Peace Corps as an Agriculture volunteer in Ghana. I worked as a Botany tech for the Forest Service in the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Oregon. In Ghana I regularly […]

Feb 25, 2016

Katie Barnhill

Katie Barnhill is a second year PhD student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, minoring in Genetics, Engineering, and Society. Katie’s research interests include public engagement and participation around environmental and natural resource […]

Feb 25, 2016

Mary Elmer

About me: As an undergraduate at Virginia Tech, I worked with a USAID funded grant where I became interested in agricultural and natural resource development work. In this position, I specifically became interest in monitoring, evaluation, and quantifying the economic […]

Jan 25, 2016

Alex Kumar

About me: I grew up hiking and camping in the northeast which helped instill a love of the outdoors which was further cemented during a vacation to Yellowstone National Park where I developed a passion for wildlife photography.  Soon my […]

Jan 25, 2016

Darya Cowick

I am originally from Bulgaria and moved to the US in 2009.  I have always loved the outdoors and wild animals but did not realize that protecting the natural resources would be my career until I moved here. Most people […]