Savannah Haines

2016 | Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship

Haines, Savannah photo 2016Education: University of Maine

Pursued Degree: Forestry, Environmental Horticulture minor

Expected to graduate:  May 2018

Currently, I am a junior at the University of Maine majoring in forestry and minoring in environmental horticulture. I am a strong academic, with many extra circular activities. I am a member of the University of Maine’s student chapter of the Society of American Foresters, the University of Maine’s School of Forester Resources Volunteers, the Supporting Women in Forestry Club as well as the Horticulture Club. Prior to my education here at the University, I attended Bristol County Agricultural High School where I majored in Arboriculture. For the 2015-2016 academic year, I have been president of the University of Maine’s Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF). As well as being active in SAF, I have been recently been certified with the International Society of Arboriculture Arborist’s certification as well as the UMaine Certificate of Professionalism. Outside of school activities, I spend time working as an undergraduate research assistant for the School of Forest Resources, researching native white pine pathogens. Upon graduating from the University of Maine, I would like to go to graduate school for forest pathology. Depending on the money I have available, as well as the job opportunities that are presented, I may continue graduate school to obtain my doctorate. Ultimately I would like to be a forest pathologist. I love being outdoors and by becoming a forest pathologist, I will be able to improve forest and ecosystem health.