Ryan Vogel is a dual degree student pursuing both a MS in Forest Science and an MCRP Master of City & Regional Planning. Dr. Alia Dietsch serves as his major advisor in ENR and Dr. Maria Conroy is his major advisor in City and Regional Planning.
Prior to coming to Ohio State, Ryan was a Sustainability Program Coordinator at Florida International University (FIU) where his primary responsibility as director of the FIU Nature Preserve was co-managing the university urban forestry program. As a municipal certified arborist, he conducted ecological restoration and interpretive education in natural areas and throughout the university community. Before working at FIU, he was a Backcountry Park Ranger at Yosemite National Park. Ryan has also interned at Everglades National Park and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and has worked with impoverished communities in Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru on botany, childhood education, and sustainable construction.
B.A. in Environmental Studies, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 2014
B.S. in Park Management, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 2012
Vogel, R., and S. Koptur. The FIU Nature Preserve: Achieving biological conservation through diversification of stakeholders. Southeastern Naturalist. In press.
Vogel, R. 2016. FIU Palmetum encourages students to stop and smell the flowers. Palms 60(2):93-98.