Program of Study: Forest Sciences
Country of Origin: Colorado, USA
Why UBC Forestry?
Coming from a small town in Colorado, UBC Forestry offered the communal feel that I was looking for. The Forest Science program provided me with the opportunity to get a degree where I could still take an array of science courses, while interacting on a personal level with my peers and professors. I also liked the prospect of writing a thesis for my undergraduate degree. Forests are an integral part of the environment, society and the economy. Essentially, I believe that if I better understand the dynamics of forest systems I could be more aware on how to promote a sustainable future.
Thoughts on UBC and Vancouver
There is ultimately no way to pinpoint one definite highlight in my UBC experience. It could be the ability to wake up in one of the world’s best outdoor playgrounds. Or it could be getting to know new people and their perspectives everyday. Maybe it’s having the opportunity to work for a professor who is internationally renowned in their field. Perhaps it’s shredding powder on the weekend and walking through old growth forests for ecology labs. All I know is that my experience at UBC has been a true adventure and I am excited to see what comes my way next!
My goal is to combine my interest in forest research with my love for the outdoors. I hope to work in a field that allows me to sustain the land and forests of our natural world. Whether my future takes me to Graduate school, to the heartland of Canada’s boreal forests, or to the alpine tundra of the Rocky Mountains, I am confident that my education with UBC’s Faculty of Forestry will help me succeed no matter what path I take.