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Branching Out

November 18, 2021
woman by Smoky the Bear sign
Heather Berklund, '00 alumna

From a young age, Heather Berklund ‘00 had gravitated toward jobs and volunteer opportunities that involved working with people while allowing her to enjoy time in the natural world. Her first job out of college was as a forester with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Recently, Heather was appointed chief state forester for the Wisconsin DNR—the first woman ever to hold that position. Read more about Heather and rise to the top in the Cupola Post story “Branching Out.”