Tara Bal

Tara L. Bal, PhD, CF
Research Assistant Professor of Forest Health and Co-advisor of the Women in Natural Resources Group, Michigan Technological University

I am excited when there are enthusiastic students in my classroom, knowing that they will go out and make a big impact on forestlands in their career! My goal is to pro

vide opportunities and give those students the knowledge and feeling that they are supported in their field. In our society, women have to deal with an accumulation of disadvantages, so we have to make a point to support women by legitimizing women's perspectives and being inclusive.