Alumni Profiles - Meet Maia Tatinclaux
Hometown: Hanover, NH
Years of Graduation: 2006
Major: Natural Resource Management
Minors: Spanish, Resource Economics
Undergraduate Campus Involvement: Alpha Zeta, Ag Ambassadors, Wildlife Conservation Club
Current Position of employment or education:
Graduate student in environmental engineering
Describe your best College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Experience.
Ag Day is always a blast. I helped with educational booths, sold sandwiches and walked around and learned from other booths.
What was your favorite Ag course and why?
Resource Economics and Policy was my favorite course. I enjoyed the case studies and real life applications of concepts we had learned.
Tell us about your current position or program of study and what lead you to that field.
I want to work in wastewater treatment, specifically increasing its energy efficiency and accessibility worldwide. My environmental background and Peace Corps experience led me to this field.
How did your College of Ag experiences prepare you for your current job or post-graduate education?
It gave me a good environmental background which led to several jobs and eventually graduate school.
What advice do you have for students interested in your field?
Stay in the environmental field and don’t lose sight of the big picture. It’s easy to get sucked into industry, government or politics, but environmental stewardship and sustainability should always be our goal.