Jessy Spencer ’18

Jessy Spencer '18Major: Environmental Science

Position: Forest Inventory & Analysis Field Technician with the Virginia Department of Forestry

“I will be working in the coastal Virginia area to take a census of Virginia’s forests. The Forest Inventory and Analysis reports on trends in forest health and locations, including species, sizes, and general health of the trees.

Randolph really prepared me for this role by offering multiple fieldwork opportunities. It is incredibly difficult to prove that you are skilled at, and comfortable with, fieldwork, but thanks to the many opportunities from my professors,  Sarah Sojka and Karin Warren, I was able to explain my abilities to the hiring committee.

I get to work outside every day, in swamps, forests, and meadows. I’m so incredibly excited for this position!”