Thank You Letters

Kaitlyn Yoder

Program of Emphasis: Wildlife Conservation

Hometown: Belleville, PA

High School: Belleville Mennonite School

Why I chose to attend Juniata: I chose to attend Juniata College because of its high standard of education and Juniata's small community atmosphere and small student to professor ratio. I also chose to attend Juniata because of its excellent environmental program.

Internship: I was an extern with the District 15 Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. I worked with the forestry technicians in tree cruising, evaluation of forest health and special projects. For example, a prescribed burn, herbicide application and gypsy moth spraying.

Research Participation: I participated in research, determining the effects of deer browse on the regeneration of forest saplings in the land surrounding Raystown Lake. I worked to identify the saplings in each research plot and assigned values for severity of deer browse.

Most Interesting Class: The most interesting class I have taken this year would be the introductory to forestry class I am participating in at the Raystown Field Station. I have taken an interest in the practice of forestry since my summer externship with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry.

Favorite Faculty Member: Uma Ramakrishnan is one of my advisers. She has helped me apply for internships and has helped me make important decisions regarding my future academic plans. I would be much further behind in my academic planning if she had not helped me.

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