Nathan Furey 2009
"The department, its faculty and its curriculum as a whole are very complementary. Students are forced to not only consider issues across scales (local, regional and global), but also across perspectives (not just ecological but social, political, economic and legal). The quality of the discussions both in the classroom and in the field was incredible. The professors' passion for their work and for teaching is evident and obvious. They really care about what they do, and they encourage and demand critical thinking from their students. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, the faculty cares about its students in a way that I haven’t seen anywhere else. I knew that I was important to the faculty as a person, and that they genuinely believed my peers and I could have a positive impact on the world."