Congratulations to our student employees who recently graduated from the University of Kentucky! We wish our fellow Wildcats the best of luck with their future endeavors!
Beth Evers completed her bachelor's degree in natural resources and environmental science with a minor in wildlife biology and management in May. Evers plans to work as a wildlife technician for a couple of years and then plans to pursue a graduate degree in wildlife biology or a geospatial field. According to Evers, she appreciates the mentoring she received from Ben Tobin and Sarah Arpin and her work experience at KGS "allowed me to realize that I really enjoy using GIS." She plans to further develop these skills and is seeking a role where GIS is a large part of the job responsibility. As a student at UK, Evers was involved with the student sustainability council and was on the Dean's list. Evers is "extremely grateful for my time spent at UK and all of the hands-on experience I was able to gain."
Scott Anderson completed his bachelor's degree in geology from UK's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences this spring. While completing his degree, Anderson worked part-time at KGS and full-time off campus. Anderson is a first-generation college graduate and he says, "The support of my coworkers, supervisors, and classmates helped me every step of the way." He believes that his employment with KGS was valuable experience for his professional development and the techniques and tools he developed as an employee will be essential as he moves forward in his career. Anderson plans to work as an instructor at a community college in the St. Louis area.
Emma Dalrymple completed her bachelor's degrees in biology and anthropology from the University of Kentucky in May. During her time as a student at UK, Dalrymple traveled to Israel and gained field experience working with UK professor Eric Welch on an archaeological dig during the summer of 2019. As an employee with KGS, she gained experience working with old documents and using technology and scanning techniques that can be applied to preservation and historical research. Dalrymple also participated in the UK backpacking club, anthropology club, and was in the Lewis Honors college while at UK. She is currently searching for a work opportunity in her field and plans to pursue a graduate degree in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology next year.