Emily Dolhansky

Image of Emily DolhanskyB.S. Environmental Science, Minor in Writing '15


I first heard about how strong Stockton's Environmental Science program is before I even enrolled. Once I was accepted and a student of The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, I began looking for ways to broaden my understanding of environmental science and become a well-rounded student. I wanted to not only gain knowledge, but apply it. During my junior year, I had the opportunity to use the forest on Stockton's campus as a living classroom. Stockton University is the first public land in the New Jersey Pinelands to have a comprehensive forest management plan, and I was one of the lucky few who played a role in its inception. In the spring of 2015, I witnessed a prescribed burn take place on campus and knew then I wanted to continue studying the role of fire ecology in forestry; afterwards, I met with several professors for guidance in applying to graduate schools. I was admitted to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies during my senior year to pursue a Masters in Forest Science. The school of NAMS fully prepared me for a future in academia and I would not have been able to achieve such growth without a supportive faculty and staff.