Environmental Science Majors

Dan Hribar

 

SENR Ambassador
Hribar.17@osu.edu 
Hometown: Euclid, OH
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Ecosystem Restoration

Future Career Plans: After graduating from OSU, I intend to pursue a Master’s degree, most likely in coastal/aquatic ecology. My goal is to eventually work as a restoration ecologist with a government agency or NGO, either here, in the states, or abroad.

Favorite part about OSU/SENR: I love that Ohio State has something for everyone and brings people together from across the nation and the world, all with different interests and backgrounds. Opportunities abound in every facet of life here, and the pride that inherently comes with being a Buckeye is contagious.

Research: The summer after my freshman year at OSU, I conducted field research with state herpetologist, Greg Lipps. Our team was tasked with capturing and recording data on endangered Massasauga Rattlesnakes in Northeast Ohio, which was both thrilling and highly rewarding. We were able to obtain information about 40+ new individuals, which was then turned over to the ODNR for use in conservation measures. In the summer of 2017, I will also be traveling to coastal Delaware to take part in research assessing blue carbon stock in tidal wetlands.

Involvements:

  • Biological Sciences Scholar
  • Zoology Club (Treasurer)
  • Ecology & Evolution Club

Johnathan King

SENR Ambassador
King.2348@osu.edu 

Hometown: Strasburg, OH
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Ecosystem Restoration

Future Career Plans: I would like to work in conservation with endangered animals.

Favorite part about OSU/SENR: My favorite part about OSU, is the ability to find your place among 60,000+ students. You get so many opportunities to find an activity that makes you feel at home.

Research: This past summer, I took part in my first research experience. I created a project about mammals and nocturnal birds in the Amazon Basin of Bolivia. I spent 7 weeks in Bolivia completing my project and helping a PhD student with her field work. My project compared the effects of cattle grazing on forest islands in the Beni savanna. I captured the structure differences in these forests, then completed mammal surveys alongside nocturnal bird surveys. This data gave me a good idea on how harmful cattle grazing is on certain endangered species.

Internship: I have interned for Defend Our Future. This group is a non-partisan group committed to making local, state, and federal government responsible in the environmental arena. We call upon or elected representatives to be informed and responsible for the environmental issues they are voting on in office. I spent my time collecting signatures and phone-banking in the office. I got to get creative with making flyers and photographing events.

Study Abroad: I took part in the Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources study abroad this past summer. I got to see how Iceland takes advantage of their renewable resources to supply the country with clean energy. I also learned how the infrastructure is trying to keep up with the soaring tourism industry. Officials must find the balance with protecting the natural beauty of the land while also making it accessible and sustainable with the tourism.

Involvements:

  • Mountaineers of OSU
  • Stadium Scholarship Program
  • Chair of Explore Columbus Committee


Chelsea Cancino

 

SENR Ambassador
Cancino.5@osu.edu 
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Ecosystem Restoration

Future Career Plans: Becoming a Restoration Ecologist

Favorite part about OSU/SENR: SENR is filled with people who enjoy camping as much as I do.

Research: I was a student lab assistant at Stone Lab the entirety of last summer. I got a boating license and lived in a cottage on a private island with some of the coolest people in the world, all while helping maintain a biological field station.

Involvements:

  • Coordinator for the Climate Reality Project
  • ENR Scholars
  • Instructor/Crew Chief/Lifeguard at the RPAC

 

Samantha Finnerty


SENR Ambassador
Finnerty.43@osu.edu

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Ecosystem Restoration

Future Career Plans: I would like to eventually do field research and work to conserve fragile and unique ecosystems.

Favorite part about OSU/SENR: My favorite part of OSU/SENR is all of the opportunities that are available to you. No matter what you are looking for, there is group of students and staff that is ready to help you. It really makes you feel welcomed on campus.

Internship: In spring of 2017 I interned with Defend Our Future Ohio. Defend Our future is non-partisan, non-profit organization that helps millennials vocalize their opinions about the environment in the political field. We worked on campus to not only educate students by putting on events about the impacts of climate change but also helped get students more politically involved.

Involvements:

  • STEP
  • Mountaineers of OSU
  • Moneythink OSU

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