Robert Hall

What are your majors? Genetics and genomics and history with honors, with certificates in environmental studies and stem cell sciences

Expected graduation: May 2023

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? My interest in the environment, especially in its present form, was inspired by Marlin Johnson at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, and alumnus to UW-Madison, who forged the UW-Waukesha Field Station. He has led groups of scientists, students, artists, naturalists, friends, families, and community members for decades in restoring the habitats.

His passion and expertise have guided generations of future ecologists, including me, and I was able to work, volunteer, and intern on the nearly 100 acres toward environmental projects which serve the community. I have spoken to experts in prairie conservation around the state and they often know of his work and his character. The impression he made on me and on the many others that have known him epitomizes the type of community scientist I plan to become one day in my own field.