Ryan Fleury '23

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UNH student Ryan Fleury '23

Ryan Fleury ’23 is a forestry major with a minor in geospatial analysis.

COLSA: Why did you choose UNH?

Ryan Fleury: I choose UNH because it is the state school for New Hampshire, and I had heard good things about the education it provides.

COLSA: What's your major and why did you choose it?

Ryan: I am a forestry major. Growing up, I was always outside hiking or walking in the woods and was always interested in the outdoors. In high school, I started working as a surveyor’s assistant and spent a lot of time around former foresters who talked about the Thompson School program and their former professors. I thought I wanted to become a surveyor and most crew leader positions require a degree. As I progressed in my education, I began to like the forestry aspect more and more and eventually decided to pursue a forestry career, as opposed to a surveying career, more seriously.

COLSA: During your time at UNH, what are you most proud of?

Ryan: I am proud of what I have learned and what I have accomplished. I learned critical field skills, I worked in an entomology lab, and I was able to work as a summer forest technician.

COLSA: What are you planning to do after graduation?

Ryan: I currently am employed with a forestry consulting company in New Hampshire and am working toward getting licensed in New Hampshire. However, I do need a few more years of work experience before I qualify for a license.

COLSA: How is UNH preparing you to achieve your goals?

Ryan: There is a plethora of classes that are applicable to the natural resource field that helped me build the knowledge I need to be successful. I learned critical field skills that helped me land summer jobs and also prepared me for the work that was expected of me.