Hi, my name is Jessie Novotny! I’m a fourth-year student majoring in Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife with a minor in History. I’m originally from Avon, OH, which is a suburb of Cleveland.

I originally thought I wanted to be a park ranger which is why I’m a FFW major. After getting a job in the Archives and Access Department at Thompson Library, I fell in love with library science and am planning to pursue a master’s degree in Archive Studies (which is why my coat-of-arms has a Hollinger Box). My dream job is to work for a natural history museum or one of the National Parks Archive Centers because I would be able to combine my love of the environment and natural resources with my passion for library science.

My favorite type of plant is Jack-in-the-Pulpit. My Nonno has a wildflower garden in his backyard and the Jacks were always my favorite because their fruits are so brightly colored! (photos from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)