UNM’s Science Around Us program hosted their fourth annual career day at Cuba Middle School and Lybrook Middle School on March 14. Students learned about careers in the US Forest Service (USFS) such as archeology and forestry management along with health career options such as nursing and medical school. Speakers included Rebecca Baisden, Jeff Bell, Ramon Borrego, Lowell Gassman, and David Isakson of the USFS - Cuba Ranger District, Cynthia Martin of UNM’s BA/MD program, and Karolyn Shaeffer from the Cuba Public Health office. The USFS members shared their personal journeys to their current careers and what a day of work entails. Ms. Martin and Ms. Shaeffer encouraged the students to think about a career option Many of the Cuba and Lybrook students already have many of the characteristics important to working in health care, like a desire to help and an ability to listen to others.
The UNM Science Around Us team thanks the teachers and school staff who made this day possible!