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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife Majors

Anna Rose

Peer MentorPortrait of Anna Haught
Hometown: Worthington, Ohio
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife

Career Interests: My future career plan is to become a field ornithologist. More specifically, I am interested in the migrational patterns of birds as well as protection of their breeding and stopover habitat. 

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite aspect of the School of Environment and Natural Resources is the community and sense of welcome. My best example of this comes from all of the time I spend in Kottman Hall. Even if I only study there for a few hours I will see many friends from SENR and even in my major that greet me. I find it astounding and comforting that even in a school as large as Ohio State, I can see friends and make new ones every day in SENR. The smaller size of the school means that it is easy to get to know a wide number of new and exciting people, and the similarities in passion allow me to create tight-knit bonds with others. This is my very favorite aspect about my school.

Research Experience: My research began two years ago when I built an Eastern Bluebird Nest box Trail at the Brookside Golf-course here in Columbus. Every summer, I manage the condition of the nest boxes as well as observe and record the nesting behaviors of Ohio's cavity nesting bird species.I gained skills in self-motivation and dedication and the best part of the project is getting to see young bluebirds that I helped raise mature, fledge, and return to nest again the following year. 

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Ornithology Club
  • Volunteer for “Lights OUT!”
  • Students for Recycling
  • Meteorology Club

Dana Bass

SENR AmbassadorPortrait of Dana Bass
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
Specialization: Wildlife Sciences
Minor: Landscape Architecture

Career Interests: I want to eventually go back to school and get my masters in Environmental Design & Architecture to be able to work for a Landscape Architecture firm that focuses on sustainable design.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part of OSU is the number of students on campus. I love how everyday I see someone new and have the opportunity to always meet someone new. Within SENR, I like the small, family-like community with both professors and students who all have unique perspectives and interests within the environmental field.

Internship Experience: This past summer I worked as a Texas Wildlife Conservation Manager Intern at the Dallas Zoo. I helped with litter clean-ups along the Trinity River, took a trip to South Padre Island to assist Sea Turtle Inc., and created a lawn conversion project that focused on introducing native prairie landscapes to people’s homes

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
  • Student Research Assistant with the Department of Neuroscience
  • Morrill Scholar

Gwendolyn Stamper

SENR AmbassadorPortrait of Gwen
Hometown: Kettering, Ohio
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife, German (double major)
Specialization: Wildlife and Fisheries

Career Interests: Following graduation, I am most interested in environmental advocacy and education. I thoroughly enjoy working outside and working with people, so I'm hoping to bring those two together by spreading my passion for protecting the natural world. Furthermore, I'm interested in learning more about German sustainability practices and am considering pursuing a Master's degree there.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite aspect of SENR is the community it fosters. Through the ENR Scholars program I’ve met so many incredible people and formed close friendships that I don’t know what I would do without. I always look forward to connecting with students and faculty within SENR because of how passionate and welcoming every individual is. The SENR community truly feels like a home within the huge world of Ohio State.

Internship/Research Experience: 

I am a research aid with the Strange Bumble Bee Lab here at Ohio State. I first worked here full-time during the summer of 2021 and now work part-time during the school year. I assist graduate entomology students with a variety of projects. These include analyzing bumble bee population gene flow across an urban to rural gradient and studying pathogens that infect the guts of bumble bees. I absolutely love this job! My favorite parts are collecting bumble bee samples in the field and doing bee dissections at the lab. Through this position I am gaining invaluable research experience that I look forward to applying to my future career.

This past summer of 2022, I completed a 12 week internship with the Ohio Division of Wildlife's Olentangy Research Station. I got to assist with a variety of wildlife biology research projects. This included snake surveys, pollinator surveys, Lake Erie colonial waterbird nest counts, roadside quail surveys, and much more. I also really enjoyed working during the Ohio Fair at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Park. This position really gave me a good idea of what work as a full-time researcher looks like.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Bumble Bee Research Assistant
  • German Ambassadors
  • German Club

Lizzy Sakulich

Peer MentorPortrait of Anna Haught
Hometown: Beavercreek, OH
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
Specalization: Wildlife Science
Minor: Entomology

Career Interests: Some options I am pursuing are research, wildlife rehabilitation, or a role in conservation/education.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: The community. Faculty, staff, and peers are all kind and fun to talk to.

Research Experience: I got involved in research with the Bee Lab fall semester of my sophomore year. It has been an incredible experience where I get to help out with lab and field work with bumble bees. My favorite part so far has been going out in the field looking for bumble bee queens!

Other Campus Involvements: 



Rose Whalen

SENR AmbassadorPortrait of Anna Haught
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
Specalization: Wildlife Sciences

Career Interests: After I finish undergrad, I will be pursuing a Master's of Science degree in a lab focusing on marine biology and ecology. After I complete I hope to be an aquatic biologist for either a state or federal government agency. I could also see myself continuing my experiences in zoos by working as an animal caretaker and educator in a zoo or aquarium.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part about SENR are the strong community bonds that form very quickly. I have loved being able to recognize people by face and by name in the SENR classes that I take, and being able to develop friendships outside of the classroom. Within my major I have also loved being able to gain field experiences during class, such as spending time in the Olentangy River sampling for fish or going in the woods to complete bird surveys.

Internship Experience: In the summer of 2022 I was an intern with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in the Inland Fisheries Research Unit. In this position I was able to assist with research projects happening within the Division of Wildlife, primarily dealing with Blue Catfish on Hoover Reservoir. I gained valuable field experiences such as tagging fish, driving boats, and compiling data, as well as office experience where I drafted a literature review that will be eventually published.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • ENR Scholar
  • Mountaineers Club