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Sarah Widney

Sarah Widney is a master’s student in environmental science (MSES) at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, planning to graduate in May of 2015. Sarah’s passion for studying trees and their place in ecological systems began as a biology student at North Carolina State University, where she studied the effect of native hardwoods on an endangered wetland butterfly and sampled scale insects on urban trees. Her decision to pursue a graduate degree at Indiana University was motivated by a desire to study trees in the context of human interactions, knowing that in many places the human population is the biggest factor affecting tree health and abundance. When Sarah graduates, she hopes to work as an advocate for trees in a public sector or non-profit setting. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN