Jamie Dawson

Jamie Dawson
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Jamie Dawson

If we shuffled your iPod, what 5 songs would most likely come up?

  1. Ragged Wood - Fleet Foxes
  2. Love You Madly - Cake
  3. We Can Make The World Stop - The Glitch Mob
  4. Paradise - Coldplay
  5. Sun Hands - Local Natives

Most embarrassing thing on your iPod?

Any song from the Glee soundtrack ;-)

How do you have fun in Humboldt County?

Humboldt County is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts like myself. When I have the time I love to go out backpacking, kayaking, biking or climbing. If I feel like being indoors, I usually get a big group of friends together and go bowling in Blue Lake.

What are you passionate about?

I love being outdoors more than almost anything in the world. I especially love looking around and seeing all of my science courses come to life - it's a rewarding experience to be out on a backpacking trip and recognize a change in the ecosystem or identify an obscure plant.

What has been your best experience at HSU?

Having the ability to take a wide variety of classes outside my major has really made my experience extra special. Even though I'm a science student, I've been able to take classes in outdoor adventure, SCUBA diving, Spanish, and dance.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Most people complain about not having enough options after graduation - my problem is that I have too many! If I don't decide to stay and continue to work for HSU in some capacity, I hope to spend a few more seasons working as a wilderness ranger in other parts of the U.S. and work as an Interpreter for the National Park Service (preferably in Alaska or the Rockies!).