Meet Our Students

Alec Drakenberg

Meet the Beast: Alec Z. Drachenberg

Majoring in sustainable community development Competing in cross country Has dual citizenship having lived in Tijuana, Baja, California, Mexico, as a preschooler/ kindergartener, then San Diego, California, most recently. Q. You have…  Read More

Katherine Sorenson

Senior Katherine Sorenson on EcoLeague

Majors in directed studies, agroecology Grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Keeps busy with patchwork and sewing, gardening, rock climbing, bicycling, swimming, and beachcombing for Lake…  Read More

Northland College student looking through magnifying glass

Apostle Islands Detectives

Do natural occurring fires help or hurt vegetation in the Apostle Islands?

The Great Lakes Regional Office of the National Park Service came to professors Sarah Johnson and Jonathan Martin to help answer a question: Do natural occurring fires help or hurt…  Read More

NIck Smith at booth at Loon Days

My LoonWatch Internship

By Nicholas G. Smith Last winter I applied for the LoonWatch internship at the SOEI. I saw this as an opportunity to learn ways to bring wildlife science together with…  Read More

butterfly

Tagging Monarch Butterflies

Citizen Science Northland College student Michaela Fisher led a monarch-tagging program this summer at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC). “The events featured plenty of opportunities for visitors to…  Read More

Northland students in canoes

Read. Write. Paddle.

Pens and Paddles is a unique, experiential English course that combines literary study with wilderness fieldwork. In the classroom, students read wilderness literature that includes Sigurd F. Olson. Then in…  Read More

Northland College goalie blocks puck

Meet the Next Sustainable Entrepreneur

By Sean Devlin, ’15 Jesse DiLillo didn’t come to Northland College to be a sustainable entrepreneurship major, and he certainly never expected to take on the role of goaltender for…  Read More

Northland student sitting next to microscope

Student Researches Lawyers: The Fishy Kind

By Sean Devlin ’15 Northland College student Kaitlyn Windschitl was accepted into the McNair Scholar’s Program in November to fund her research project on the burbot (Lota lota), sometimes referred…  Read More

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

Q&A with Matthew Hoszko From: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Majors: Business Management, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Activities: Vice President of Student Athletic Council, Public Relations Coordinator of WRNC 97.7FM Q. How did…  Read More