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oyed communicating with members from around the world, staying abreast of new developments in the field, and working with an organization that approaches environmental concerns from a scientific perspective.

Engebretson says College professor Jerry Tyler had a significant impact on her career path, encouraging her to pursue a position with the soil science society. She worked for Tyler while an underbred. After earning her bachelor?s degree in international agriculture and resources in 1996, she also received Tyler?s guidance as she worked toward her master?s in soil science, which she earned in 1999.

“Some people may question if UW-Madison is too big, but I found the soil science department and the College very welcoming and the professors very approachable and interested in students. UW is a wonderful community and was an excellent foundation for me. I enjoyed my time there,” says Engebretson.

Recently, Engebretson took a new position with the University of Wisconsin Foundation, as a director of development for the College. She?s working to make sure that future students have the same experiences that she did. “I feel as if I?m coming back home,” she says.