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By getting to visit sites around Juneau for class—be they glaciers, old growth forest, or mountain ridges—my playground and my classroom were seamlessly fused. This made for a learning experience deeper than text.

2015 Outstanding Graduate

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science

Hunter York Brown

My UAS Experience

UAS has the benefit of being surrounded by lifetimes of natural beauty and resources which can be accessed for recreation as well as learning. As an Environmental Science major, this location made my learning experience here hands-on and unique. By getting to visit sites around Juneau for class—be they glaciers, old growth forest, or mountain ridges—my playground and my classroom were seamlessly fused. This made for a learning experience deeper than text. My appreciation of the natural environment was further encouraged by a department of highly knowledgable instructors, all of whom were willing to answer questions as well as learn with their students.

UAS also offers plentiful study abroad options, both within the US and internationally. I spent a semester in Botswana, Africa, where I met many wonderful people and saw a different part of the world. This was made easy given the affordability of study abroad trips through UAS and the assistance of staff in the planning process.

About Hunter Brown

Hunter was an outstanding student who took full advantage of the opportunities offered by the UAS Environmental Science Program. He thrived in his field-based lab classes, completed an internship through the National Weather Service Office in Juneau, and worked on a research project on mercury cycling in Juneau watersheds with environmental science faculty member Sonia Nagorski. Hunter's hallmarks were his abounding enthusiasm and his thirst for knowledge about the natural systems of Southeast Alaska. Hunter will be attending the University of Wyoming as a graduate student in Atmospheric Science in Fall 2015.

  • Eran Hood, Professor of Environmental Science
Hunter's hallmarks were his abounding enthusiasm and his thirst for knowledge about the natural systems of Southeast Alaska.
  • Eran Hood, Professor of Environmental Science