Julia Robson, CES Major – UWM Class of 2012
Assistant Natural Areas Coordinator
Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture
I began working with the Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Program as an intern in 2011 after which I was promoted to a seasonal position as the Wildlife Monitoring Technician. I graduated in December 2012 with a B.S. in CES and Biological Sciences and was then hired on as a full-time employee working as the Assistant Natural Areas Coordinator for the Parks System. I assist in the management of 10,000 acres within the Milwaukee County Parks system conducting wildlife inventories, vegetative inventories, invasive species control, restoration projects, coordinating the volunteer and intern program, and I am currently developing the Park’s first ever Citizen-based Monitoring Program.
Andrew Limmer, CES Major – UWM Class of 2012
National Wild Turkey Federation
I graduated in December of 2012 with a B.S. in CES. While in school I gained valuable volunteer experience with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and habitat conservation organizations. I also interned at the Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory surveying Lake Michigan waterfowl. I currently serve as a Regional Director in Central Illinois coordinating volunteers, managing fund-raising activities, and implementing the NWTF mission in both upland habitat restoration and hunter recruitment. From a dismal population to over 7 million birds today, the restoration of the wild turkey is one of the greatest conservation stories in North American history and I am proud to be a part of it. The hands on education and volunteer/intern opportunities that the CES program provided have opened great career opportunities for me.