Meet Ezra, Alyssa, and Hope, the Haub School's three front desk student workers for
During the academic year, Haub School Office Aides sit at the front desk in the Bim
Kendall House. They assist with a variety of projects, including reception, running
the ENR Jobs Board, stocking our food cabinets, and organizing merchandise for sale.
Full Q&A with Student Workers
Meet Chelsea Turner, a recipient of both the Udall Scholarship, and the Haub School
Research and Creative Activities Grant. Chelsea spent this past summer in Bighorn
National Forest collecting samples looking for climate change refugia areas contained
within mountain ranges. She is currently sorting these specimens for herbarium collections.
"I learned field skills. I learned how to properly pack a hiking backpack, what to
pack, safety precautions for food and campsite management, how to purify water, how
to interact with wildlife, and what a day is like with no one else around. I am so
grateful for this experience and the comfort I was able to find in reverence for nature.
I learned where I can trust myself in the backcountry, but also about how I can grow
and do things better."
Full Q&A with Chelsea
Aubrey is a recipient of the Haub School's Research and Creative Activities Grant,
who spent last summer in Kemmerer-Diamondville, WY collecting oral histories as this
town is switching from coal to nuclear power plants.
"This is a community participatory research project in Kemmerer-Diamondville in southwest
Wyoming. I am working with community members to preserve labor history through an
ethnographic, multimedia website. The website comprises oral histories, archival images,
video, photographs, and focuses on objects of labor that community members contextualize
in their own words."
Full Q&A with Aubrey
Meet Emma Jones, current president of the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)
Club! Emma is a senior, studying ENR and Political Science, with minors in Creative
Writing and Honors. She is originally from Papillion, NE.
The ENR Club is a group focused on connecting people with the natural world and discussing
human-environment challenges. Emma, who has been a member of the club for a long time,
became interested, “with the ways in which humans interact with the environment… and
being part of this club has really allowed me to make connections with a variety of
people and interests." With club outings like hikes, fence repairs, panel discussions,
or brown bag lunches, the ENR club stays active within the Haub School and Laramie
community at large.
Full Q&A with Emma
Jeff recieved the Haub School's Research and Creative Activities Grant, which allowed
him to travel to Mongolia studying wold and feral dog interactions. As a graduate
student studying Zoology and Physiology, Jeffrey worked with the Koprowski Conservation
Lab for this research. "Traveling and working in Mongolia was an unbelievable experience. I am a biologist
by trade, but I read so much about the history of the world in every place I have
traveled... Traveling to Mongolia was my first ever experience visiting a country in Asia, and
what I learned and experienced was amazing."
Full Q&A with Jeff
Kellyn is an undergraduate student pursuing an BS in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology & Management, and Environment & Natural Resources (ENR). She is originally from Dubois, WY. Kellyn currently runs the Sustainability Coalition,
working on local projects and creating events for the community."I chose this position because it seemed like a really good outlet for meaningful work
on campus. I believe that the world can truly become a better place if we all do what
we can. Sustainability is a phenomenal way to try to make the world a better place.
Academically this position inspired me to add the minor, and through the classes I
have learned so much and have applied them widely in my life."
Full Q&A with Kellyn
Student Ambassadors work with Haub School staff throughout the academic year to support
the Student Services Team. They help out with meeting prospective students, assisting
at events, and sharing their unique experiences within the Haub School. Meet our eight
Student Ambassadors for the 23-24 academic school year."I am a Haubie because I want to make change in the world, and the Haub school fosters that change.
I fell in love with the environment of the Haub school my freshman year. It is an
extremely positive and uplifting place. I have never found myself leaving a Haub event
without a massive smile on my face." -Sydney Pienias (she/her), junior from Chicago, IL, ENR and Political Science
Full Q&A with our Student Ambassadors
Leila is an undergraduate student pursuing an BS in Environmental Systems Sciences (ESS) and Environment & Natural Resources (ENR). She is originally from Laramie, WY. Leila is currently an Office Aid for the Haub
School in the Bim Kendall House, and has had the opportunity to be a part of Haub
School Experiential Learning field courses."During the Belize trip I went on, I learned a lot both about myself as a student and
as a person. I was able to dive deeper into my studies, getting to learn in a more
isolated setting completely separated from my daily life. It allowed me to focus more
on what we were learning. We were able to see climate change effects and how it’s
impacting a lot of our social systems, really showing how interconnected a lot of
our environmental issues are with society."
Full Q&A with Leila
October 4, 2021
Courtney is a graduate student pursuing an MS in Zoology/Physiology and Environment
and Natural Resources. She is from Fountain Valley, California and received the Haub
School Research and Creative Activities Grant to study Dispersed Camping in Jackson,
WY."This generous grant from the Haub School enabled me to complete my first graduate
field season. I spent the summer of 2021 surveying over 300 campsites and piloting
a survey and camera trap design for my thesis. I was able to set the groundwork for
an expanded second field season next year including more game cameras, experimental
signage, and a technician. This project will be instrumental to Bridger-Teton National
Forest managers in both preserving the dispersed camping aesthetic visitors love while
conserving the biodiversity this area is famous for."
Full Q&A with Courtney
July 6, 2021
Dr. Joe Holbook is an assistant professor of Carnivore and Habitat Ecology with the
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Zoology and Physiology.Joe received his PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho, his MS in
Range and Wildlife Management at Texas A&M-Kingsville, and his BS in Wildlife Ecology
from the University of Idaho.
Full Q&A with Dr. Joe Holbrook
March 4, 2020
Haub School Student, Alyssa Wesner, shares her experience taking a domestic field
course with the Haub School of ENR.
"When I found out that I could take three one-credit winter ecology classes in an
immersive 10-day program hosted just outside of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson,
WY, I was immediately intrigued. My very first class with the Haub School was attending
a field week at the same place, the Kelly campus of Teton Science Schools, and I knew
I had to return to round out my final semester as an undergrad."
Read the full blog post
June 9, 2020
Haub school student, Zayne Hebbler, describes his experience studying rural and urban
landscapes in Queensland, Australia.
"I had the great opportunity of traveling to Queensland, Australia this past summer.
I traded the familiar mountainous landscapes of the American West for eucalypt forests
and extensive ocean time. Australia has always been a place of great interest to me
- the incredible biodiversity, the vast wild landscapes, and the interesting history
make it an incredibly unique destination."
March 5, 2020
ORTM and Haub School student, Maddie Reid spent the spring of 2019 in Barcelona, Spain
"I have been interested in studying abroad since I was in middle school, so it was
always a part of my plan for when I came to university. I wanted to experience living
somewhere out of my comfort zone, and that was different from my usual surroundings.
Barcelona was a great fit because I wanted to improve my spanish, it was a big city,
and it had a large airport that allowed me to travel to so many different places while
I was abroad. "
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