Karoline Kampa

Forestry Technician, Department of Environmental Conservation, NY.

AA Forestry Technology, AA Math and Science

 

What attracted you to your chosen field?

Being outdoors, being able to identify trees and vegetation, and knowing how to navigate in the woods is what attracted me to this field

What do you like best about the field?

Being able to play a role in improving forest conditions

What are some personal challenges you have faced in your field?

Educating non-foresters on the subject of timber harvest issues.

What does the future hold for your chosen field?

People will continue to recreate and continue to need paper products so I feel this field will always be around.

What things can students do to prepare for a career in this field?

Be comfortable with navigating in the woods, sometimes with a partner and sometimes alone. Basic tree and leaf identification will help a lot in college.