Lewis, Elysia

Lewis, Elysia

MS Student, Forest Resources & Conservation

Advisor: Michael Andreu

I am entering my first year of my master’s degree in Forest Resources Conservation. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida and have been volunteering with organizations such as the North Florida Land Trust, Florida Forest Service, FWC, and City of Gainesville Parks & Recreation. I’ve been assisting an upland pine restoration at UF’s Natural Areas Teaching Laboratory (NATL), occasionally participating in prescribed burns, and I am also working on a master’s project with the Fire Ecology Lab concerning pollination of Aristida beyrichiana. I was recently selected for the Women in Wildfire Boot Camp hosted by Angeles National Forest, CA, which I will attend later in the semester.
Overall, my long-term goal is to work for a governmental agency. I hope to acquire the skills and knowledge for an in-depth understanding of the core principles of environmental science and natural resources management. I am extremely passionate about the environment and public outreach, and I find great pleasure in educating others on the importance of supporting healthy ecosystems.

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