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Julia Roedel '19


All-in for the Environment

Speaking for the Trees

"I started with the Office of Sustainability when I was a junior at Mount Mercy in 2018," said Roedel. "One of the things I did was help form Eco Club, a conservation based club on campus. I was fortunate to be afforded several opportunities because of my interaction with the Office of Sustainability including the opportunity to redesign and renovate a rain garden on campus, conduct a tree census on campus, and learn how to plant trees on campus with members of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources."

"It was through the Office of Sustainability that I found my internship with the Audubon Society-Great Lakes," Roedel said. "That internship jump-started my career in Habitat Restoration. Since graduating from Mount Mercy University in 2019 with of Bachelors of Science in Biology, I have been conducting habitat restoration and research in a variety of biomes. I have worked with the Audubon Society-Great Lakes and The Chicago Park District along with many other organizations in the Chicago land area. I am currently conducting the Chicago Regional Tree Census for the Morton Arboretum."

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