‘Environment, Geography, and Earth Sciences’ Category

Amad Jalloh ’24

“I feel confident from what I’ve learned from the various Geography courses I’ve taken to speak confidently in my internship interviews.” Originally planning on pursuing an environmental track with his Geography major, Amad, a junior from St. Paul, MN, has developed a passion for Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, throughout his time at Gustavus. He […]

Audrey Ochtrup-Dekeyrel ’22

From Farmhand To Food Researcher, Gustavus Planted The Seed For a New Career Path—That Of Professor. A “terrible, bratty child” when it came to helping on her family’s farm in southeastern Minnesota, a younger Ochtrup-DeKeyrel couldn’t have imagined making a career out of agriculture. Now, shaped by her upbringing and her experiences as an environmental […]

Emily Ford ’15

Emily Ford ’15 thought she knew winter. Then she thru-hiked the Ice Age Trail. In February. With only a sled dog, Diggins. Post-holing. It’s when you hike through deep snow without skis or snowshoes. Imagine stomping your leg into crusted snow up to your knee, then doing the same with your other leg, then pulling […]

Professor Erik Gulbranson

In One Of The Coldest Places On Earth—And 250 Million Years In The Past—He Predicts The Future Of Our Planet. Oppressive cold. Deafening silence. Never ending day (or night). Low atmospheric pressure that warps the human body. Nevertheless, Professor Gulbranson and his international colleagues have ventured to Antarctica five times over the past decade to […]

Professor Julie Bartley

The Faculty Point Person For The Nobel Hall Expansion And Renovation Reflects On Tending To It. She wasn’t exactly the faculty “leader” on the Nobel Hall of Science expansion and renovation. She was more of a guide, a chaperone, an escort. Call her the “faculty shepherd.” The geology and environmental studies professor carried no crook, […]