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UE Graduate on Saturday, Firefighter on Tuesday: Meet the Alumnus Making a Difference in Colorado

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2023

On Saturday, University of Evansville (UE) graduate Avy Henrikson walked across the stage at Ford Center to accept her degree; just days later she’s already working on the frontlines as a wild-land firefighter in Colorado. Originally from Rollinsville, Colorado, Avy obtained her bachelor's degree in archaeology from the University.

Recently, she was hired back in her home state to work as a wild-land firefighter. Currently, she is working a proscribed burn to clear vegetation and help prevent future fires. Her long-term goal is to help develop and implement protocols that guide wild-land land managers and firefighters in protecting known and unknown archaeological and historical sites during fire season.

The attached photo shows Avy training last summer in Colorado.

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