Role: Herbarium technician Department: Biology
Major: Biology Minor: Theatre Hometown: Neenah, WI
Biology major Laura Klein serves as a technician at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Neil A. Harriman Herbarium, where she focuses on the growth of laboratory plants as well as her own personal growth, through the high-impact learning opportunities afforded by STEP.
“I mount and file specimen; receive, prepare and return loan specimen; and assist in research. I receive daily hands-on training with many unique species and typical taxonomy work, and I also gain exposure to the technical language of systematics. Training in herbarium management will no doubt be some part of my work after graduate school, which I am applying for now.”