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Audubon On Campus: Class of 2022 On Life, Birds, and the Future


    It is no secret that the final couple of years of the SARS-CoV-2 viral pandemic have been difficult for everybody, and particularly for college students, with canceled courses, distant studying, and uncertainty concerning the viability of in-person occasions or journey. However the scholar leaders that helped information their native Audubon On Campus chapters introduced ardour and creativity to their work throughout the pandemic and so they and their fellow college students have been in a position to obtain unbelievable issues like the primary HBCU Arts in Conservation pageant in Atlanta, native plant plantings at campuses throughout the nation, and a local weather convention particularly designed to interact area people members in San Diego. To rejoice these leaders and their work as they end up this section of their lives, we requested them to inform us a bit about their plans for the longer term. 

    For those who’re inquisitive about beginning an Audubon On Campus chapter your self, head on over to this web page to be taught extra and to get in contact with the Audubon On Campus staff! Unsure in case your campus already has a chapter? Attain out to the Audubon On Campus staff and so they may help you out!


    Tamara Kancoglu
    College of Wisconsin, Inexperienced Bay

    I might be graduating in December of 2022 and hopefully pursuing a M.S/PhD within the space of Conservation and Ecology hopefully after all regarding ornithology. This summer season I’m working for the Cofrin Middle for Biodiversity [in Green Bay, Wisconsin] for the pure areas crew and the piscivorous hen crew. I am additionally engaged on a Cofrin Scholar Analysis undertaking on bumblebeeplant relationships in northern Wisconsin.


    Karina Ornelas
    San Diego Metropolis Faculty

    After graduating from San Diego Metropolis Faculty, with an affiliate diploma in Biology, I plan to proceed learning to finish my bachelor’s diploma in Conservation Biology and Ecology at Arizona State College. As properly I plan to proceed working with San Diego Audubon Society as Conservation Outreach Coordinator. I’ll begin college at ASU (Arizona State College) in October, so that’s the reason I made a decision to finish another affiliate diploma at San Diego Metropolis Faculty and plan to complete December 2022, I might be finishing my associates in Spanish, whereas I attendat ASU. So I’ll proceed to be the president of the membership for another semester and we have already got so many plans. Quickly might be planting 96 native crops at San Diego Metropolis Faculty.


    Mary Rudolph
    Colorado Faculty

    My identify is Mary Rudolph, and I might be graduating from Colorado Faculty in December 2022. My plans after commencement contain a variety of issues. I’ll proceed working on the Colorado Springs REI as a footwear and customer support specialist. I will even preserve coaching for my many long-distance path races. When it comes for birds and Audubon, I’ll proceed to function a board member for Audubon of the Rockies. I additionally hope to volunteer or intern with Colorado Subject Ornithology. In some unspecified time in the future within the distant future, I plan on doubtlessly going to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a graduate diploma in ornithological illustration. Irrespective of what occurs after commencement, drawing and portray birds will certainly be part of my life!


    Emily Ohman
    College of California, Berkeley

    I graduated from UC Berkeley in spring and hope to place the 2 levels I earned in direction of a profession in science training and neighborhood engagement. I’m wrapping up my thesis, which I wrote about avian city ecologies and our collective notion of various sorts of birds. I at present work on the Oakland Zoo as an training specialist and take each likelihood I get to unfold the phrase about birds and their surprise! 


    Claire Wayner
    Princeton College

    As for post-graduation plans, I’m transferring to Boulder, Colorado, to work at an environmental nonprofit known as RMI on vitality coverage points.