Faculty Spotlight: Matt Hurteau – “Work and play and trees”

Matt Hurteau spends more time in trees than the average person. 

“I wanted to get a degree in something that would allow me to focus my attention on the natural world” Hurteau says. 

And that is exactly what he did.  After a stint with a pharmaceutical company, where he used vacation time to go backpacking, Hurteau went back to school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2007.