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Meet Johanna


Environmental Science major, Climate Change Studies minor '26


Baudette, M.N.


  • Intramural Volleyball Captain
  • Intramural Handball
  • Fishing Club
  • Outing Club
  • Salamander research


When I was applying to colleges I sent out applications to 12 schools and was very indecisive and specific. Every school that I toured really did not feel 100% right. It was only until I toured UNE that I felt the incomparable sense of rightness that you hear about when you tour the school you love. UNE was the school that I decided to attend due to its location, student body size, environmental programs along with research, and overall vibe of the area. I could not be happier with any other school nor community.

Favorite class

Conservation and Preservation

Go-to local place to eat

Portland Pie