Meet Our Alumni

Student on Kiyi boat holding fish

Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife

Profile: Ryan C. Menebroeker Graduated: 2015 Major: biology and natural resources—fisheries and wildlife ecology Hometown: Tomahawk, Wisconsin Two weeks before graduation day, Ryan Menebroeker started his first day as a fisheries technician with the U.S. Geological Service, working a coveted position aboard the Kiyi Research Vessel on Lake Superior. Ryan says he chose Northland for…  Read More

Northland student holds biological specimen

World Solutions Via Evolutionary Biology

Jessica Mohlman Accepts Dream Job

Profile: Jessica Mohlman Graduated: 2015 Major: biology and natural resources—fisheries and wildlife ecology Hometown: McHenry, Illinois Jessica Mohlman’s passion for biology and conservation first started when she was a child. “While many of my friends dreamt of being princesses and astronauts, I dreamt of being a scientist,” Jessica says. “I dreamt of traveling the world…  Read More

Northland student Trevor Bennin

Scientific Knowledge to Benefit Environment

Trevor Bennin

Graduated: 2015 Majors: mathematical sciences and chemistry Minors: physics and philosophy Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin A dog drank from a pothole and got sick: Why? This question posed by Professor of Chemistry Rick Dowd started Trevor Bennin and fellow chemistry students on a scientific quest. “I love the idea of using something I’m good at and…  Read More

Dan Romano

Alumnus Dan Romano: Weatherman

Dan Romano, weatherman for WDIO TV, did not start his career in typical fashion. In 2010, he was living in New Jersey, thirty years old, bartending, and taking a second stab at college when he happened to catch Reed Timmer on Storm Chasers one night after a long shift. “Just watching Reed Timmer on TV…  Read More


Discovery Southeast Honors Teacher Allie Smith

BY Lisa Phu, KTOO At least once a month, Smith takes her second grade class outside to walk on the trail behind the school. “You have eight minutes to do some observations,” Smith tells the class. “Go. Make sure you can see an adult the whole time.” Each time Smith takes her students outside, she…  Read More

girl posing with Smokey the Bear

Fed Jobs Just Got Easier

The federal government has named Northland College in Ashland, Wis. as a partner in activating the next generation of conservation stewards. The new 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), a national effort to place thousands of young people and veterans in conservation work, selected Northland College in December as one of its partners to facilitate…  Read More