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Michael G. Scott Award Winners

Christopher Borg

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2014 Recipient

I am honored to have received the Michael G. Scott award and I am thankful for many individuals from the HSU campus, including: faculty, staff, and students alike.

The Fisheries program was challenging and provided me with many wonderful hands on experiences. Originally I thought I would use the knowledge I gained to start up my own fisheries consulting firm. However after working as a fisheries technician for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and a private consulting firm, I found that I needed something more that the work was not providing me. So the following summer I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City, Missouri. Here I became introduced to aquaponics and social justice issues pertaining to food. From this experience I found that I needed more of a human element in my work. Now I am interested in finding a way to combine my fisheries experience with social activism in order to strengthen local food systems.

Currently on the plate I am looking to become a master gardener and find a suitable college to study sustainable food systems.


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