Creating more diversity in forestry focus of visiting professor’s talk

The University of Maine School of Forest Resources and Native American Studies Program will present a talk by Visiting Libra Diversity Professor Caroline Brackette on April 17.

Brackette will discuss “Cultural Competency, Diversity and Forestry” from 11 a.m. to noon in Norman Smith Hall, Room 107.

The School of Forest Resources and Native American Studies Program are co-hosting Brackette as Visiting Libra Diversity Professor with the goal of strengthening multicultural competency within the forestry program, and enhancing the participation and professional development of Native American and other minority students.

During her talk, Brackette will discuss her observations, recommendations, and perspective on progress toward a more diverse and inclusive forestry program and profession.

Brackette is a licensed professional counselor and associate professor of counseling at Mercer University’s Penfield College. She has experience in supporting underrepresented students through leadership development and growth of cultural competency in scientific and natural resource disciplines.