Prairie Partner Intern 2007

Graduated University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008

Current Position: Credit Union National Association - Project Management Delivery Manager (Madison, WI)

Favorite memory of the program: Since then I haven't held a position that allowed me to be outside and connecting with the natural world as much. It was such an amazing opportunity to be outside learning about all the connections in the natural world and the impacts that humans have on the environment, both positive and negative and what things we can do to offset and prevent the negative things.

Impact of the program on your academic and/or career path: I think it has had an impact on my career path, I had already selected Conservation Biology as my major, but after the internship I became more interested in Ecosystem Management. And, although, I do not manage ecosystems today the skills I learned apply directly to the job I do today.

How you used what you learned in the internship in future employment: I continue to volunteer with groups that work to make the environment a better place for everything that depends on it, plants, animals, humans. It's important to me to stay educated about these issues and do what I can to make the world a better, healthier place.