Outstanding Graduating Senior, May 2012

Laura E. Judge

Laura JudgeSoon after enrolling at Northern, Laura Judge declared an Environmental Science major and later added a Spanish major after she was inspired by an immersion-based semester abroad in Cusco, Peru.  In addition to committing herself to academics, and earning a 4.0 grade point average in the process, Laura pursues many other activities.  She fell in love with rowing on the NMU crew team, serving on the executive board for two years.  Laura is also an active member of the Environmental Science Organization and was vice president for one year.  During undergraduate summers she assisted as a conservation volunteer in Australia, worked for the National Park Service, and interned with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Next stop for Laura is an internship on an organic farm in New Mexico, possibly followed by graduate studies in sustainable agriculture.