BS’94 PhD’12 Forest Science
As a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, Dockry helped local university agriculture students with their field trials and studies. He found his work there so gratifying that he extended his service, spending his third year coordinating resource management plans for communities surrounding central Bolivia’s Amboró National Park, a nature reserve with more than 800 species of birds and 125 species of mammals, including puma, ocelot and the rare spectacled bear. Now based in Saint Paul, Minn., as a research natural resource specialist with the USDA Forest Service, Dockry regards both his CALS education and his Peace Corps service as instrumental to his career. In particular, his Peace Corps service instilled in him the ability to work with a range of diverse perspectives in a common effort to address environmental challenges.