B.S. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies and a certificate in Biotechnology, Viterbo University
Born and raised in the small city of Wisconsin Rapids, Leanna Jackan is a graduate of both the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and Viterbo University (La Crosse, Wisconsin). In June of 2013, she completed the Graduate Fellowship in Residential Environmental Education, a partnership between UWSP and Conserve School, earning an M.S. in Natural Resources. From Viterbo, she earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies and a certificate in Biotechnology. During her undergraduate career Leanna had the opportunity to serve as a Biological Science Aid for the United States Geological Survey. As an Aid at the USGS, Leanna helped to conduct research on the effects of fishery anesthetics on fish feeding behavior and the effects of 17-beta estradiol on fathead minnow and bluegill reproduction. While at the USGS, she also gained an appreciation for waterproof paper and government-issued pens that will still write even after they’ve spent a week at the bottom of a pond. From a young age, Leanna has had an unyielding fascination with the beauty that is our Earth. In her free time, Leanna enjoys being an amateur photographer, bicycling, reading, writing, doing any outdoor activity possible, and reflecting on how lucky she is. You can view Leanna's teacher page here.