2008 Scholar

Marita E. Tolson
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Marita E. Tolson
Marita is a third year Natural Resource Management Major at the University of Alaska with a focus in Forestry. She grew up in Hydaburg, Alaska, a small village with a population of about 250-300 people. Marita's goal in life is to protect and preserve the environment surrounding her village and to educate the people in her village about environmental concerns pertaining to their surroundings. She is extremely excited to be a recipient of the Udall scholarship and she cannot wait to meet new people in Tucson this August. Marita really hopes to make a lot of connections and learn about other people and their challenges and accomplishments.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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