Meet Jessica Fliginger

Jessica Fliginger
Jessica Fliginger

Meet Jessica Fliginger, a senior Huskie Service Scholar majoring in environmental studies.

Fliginger will present Tuesday, April 19, at the Community Engagement Showcase (CES) and the Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD).

Along with Huskie Service Scholars, Fliginger has been a recipient of the Student Engagement Fund and is conducting research in the Jones Lab, which she will present at URAD.

As a Huskie Service Scholar, Fliginger worked with Outdoor Adventures on the “Clean the Kish” event, which she will present at CES.

The goal of this event was to clean out trash from the Kishwaukee River and education the community about the importance of taking care of local natural resources. Fliginger found that it was great to see how many people wanted to help the community by making the Kishwaukee River a safer, healthier place for wildlife and people.

Fliginger, who is most looking forward to getting feedback on her URAD presentation, advises students who want to conduct projects similar to hers is to “just go for it” – students will get a great experience and preparation for applying to future jobs. After college, she plans to work as a restoration technician at the Nature Conservancy in Franklin Grove, Ill.

For more information on URAD and CES, call (815) 753-8154 or email URAD@niu.edu.

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