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Forestry Intern (2021)
My name is Joe Rupe. I am from Bethlehem, Connecticut. I first became interested in forestry from my father’s best friend, who is a professional forester. I attended Nonnewaug High School and was enrolled in the Vo-Ag Program. I took Natural Resources, and that is where I thought seriously about making forestry my career.
I first learned about Great Mountain Forest from my professor up at school. He told me, “I know a forester, Jody at Great Mountain Forest down in Connecticut. I think this would be a good fit for you”. He was right! He got us in touch, I sent in my application, and here I am!
I am currently going into my Junior year at Paul Smith’s College in New York State. I am studying Ecological Forest Management. I am also pursuing a minor in Wildland Firefighting.
I am very interested in being part of the small, professional, and social circle we call forestry. My goal is to become a licensed forester for the state of Connecticut. I am still unsure where I want to go with my forestry degree, I like the New England area, but I am very interested in going out west. I have never been out that way, and I am eager to experience it.
Attending Paul Smith's College