My name is Krause, I am currently a Master of Forestry Student at Michigan Technological University where I am an office assistant working on recruiting and retention in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and an intern at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion working on diversity initiatives for the campus. I got my bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University in Criminal Justice with a minor in Wildland Firefighting. I am from Freeland, Michigan and spent my entire childhood there until I moved to the Upper Peninsula in 2014. While taking criminal justice and wildland fire courses at NMU, I quickly realized that wildland fire and natural resource management was something I am extremely passionate about, and in the summer of 2016 began my wildland firefighting journey with the US Forest Service in Munising, Michigan. I travelled all over the U.P. my first summer doing prescribed burns, fighting wildfires on hand crews, and managing the land while on an engine crew. The following summer I got out west to Colorado and Idaho for severity on engine crews. Summer of 2018 I joined the DNR as a keyman while also working a bunch of odd jobs. After all the experience I got from fire, my career goals were pretty unclear but I decided to finish my CJ degree. My ultimate career goal when I complete my MF in December is to be a forester in the Upper Peninsula for quite a while, eventually get my PhD, then become a professor where I can educate others about fire and natural resources, as well as promote diversity in all of my places of employment in that time.
My name is Andi. I am a third year Forestry student at Michigan Tech. I served as President of Women in Natural Resources this year and have been an active member of the Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and Women in Natural Resources for the past 2 years. I am a huge tree nerd, my favorite way to de-stress is to saunter through the woods so I can catch glimpses of wildlife and quiz myself on tree identification (see, told you I was a nerd!) I am a non-traditional student. I come from a customer service and office work background, so I consider myself extremely fortunate to have discovered forestry. I am very passionate about our natural resources and love to encourage others to seek and follow their own passions.
My name is Claudia and since May 2019 I am a PhD student in foresty science at Michigan Tech. I am from northern Germany and grew up in a small town close to the city of Hamburg where I used to work as a vet assistant. In 2010 I decided to go back to school and moved to the city of Kiel (close to the Baltic sea) and graduated with a Master's degree in Biology from the Christian-Albrechts-University. I am particularly interested in the ecophysiology of plants and how harvest regimes affect forest biodiversity. Not only professional but also in my free time, I like to be outdoors, preferably hiking, horseback riding or scuba diving. And since last winter, downhill and cross-country skiing are definitely among my favourite recreational activities as well!
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