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Greg Pfotenhauer

About Me

Born February 22, 1989, I was raised in the small town of Hartford, Wisconsin. From an early age I became concerned about the state of our environment, and wished to make a positive impact in the world. I spent my days outdoors imagining wild inventions that would save the human race from its destructive fate.

Upon graduating high school, I had little sense of direction. I enrolled at Northland College, a private environmental liberal arts college in Ashland, Wisconsin. I chose to pursue a double major in Chemistry and Environmental Science, with a minor in Sustainable Systems.

After a few semesters I realized that I wanted to be more instrumental in the design and implementation of systems and decided to withdraw from Northland College so I could pursue a degree in engineering. I was accepted to HSU's Environmental Resources Engineering program in Fall 2010 and plan to graduate by 2013.

I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, whether kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, or rockclimbing. I am especially fond of snow and love to downhill ski. I am also an avid music listener and somewhat competent musician. Drums are my forte, but I also play piano, guitar, ukulele, and didgeridoo.

Employment History

Volunteerism and Service Learning

Volunteering has always been a part of my life and I have been involved in many "service learning" projects throughout my education, including: