"I am truly grateful for the education that I received as an undergraduate at Purdue University. The experiences that I had at Purdue are allowing me to explore different job opportunities while also gaining great career and life skills.
I graduated in May 2010 and that summer/fall I participated in the Conservation and Land Management, CLM internship through the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I worked out of the Bureau of Land Management office in Lakeview, Oregon. For part of the internship I worked with a fire ecologist monitoring the fire effects on vegetation for prescribed burn projects. In addition, I collected seeds for the Seeds of Success program.
In January 2011 I will be starting an internship with the Student Conservation Association, SCA. In the winter, I will be teaching environmental education to 3rd through 8th graders around Allenstown, NH. And in the summer I will be working on a conservation trail team, building and maintaining trails around New Hampshire. After this SCA internship I hope to attend graduate school."