Photo courtesy of Virginia TechLaura Puckett, of Radford, has been selected as the 2019 Outstanding Senior in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. She has found her niche in the relatively new field of environmental informatics.

BLACKSBURG – Whether she is hiking a 1,000-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail or setting the standard for future environmental informatics majors in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, Laura Puckett is a trailblazer.

Puckett, selected as the 2019 Outstanding Senior in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, has found her niche in the relatively new field of environmental informatics. Excelling in the discipline calls for an aptitude for using quantitative tools to unlock new information about ecosystems and environmental changes — as well as a passion for protecting…



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