Get to know Lauren Larsen, Natural Resources Educator

I grew up with a large yard that had a small patch of woods and a creek connected to it. I spent most of my childhood in my tree house or by the creek, and I continued to find peace in the woods as I grew into adulthood. When I went to college I couldn’t decide between majoring in psychology or forestry because I enjoyed learning about both equally. I decided to study both by getting a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in forestry, and marrying the two with a doctorate in environment and society. I started with Extension Forestry in Utah back in 2017 and began my role as a Forestry Educator for UW-Madison Extension in 2020. What I enjoy most is developing and implementing targeted educational programs that benefit the people and woodlands of Wisconsin.