"I have been hunting and fishing with my dad since I was a little girl," she says.
"There aren’t many schools that offer a fisheries and wildlife bachelor’s degree. Lake Superior State not only offers it, but also has an excellent reputation in the field."
Brianne enjoys the personal attention that Lake State offers over larger schools.
"You know your professors by their first names," she says. "Students at LSSU must conduct a senior research project. I worked on mine with Professor Geoff Steinhart this past summer at Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, where we monitored the nests of smallmouth bass."
Brianne's senior thesis lets her create and run an academic project from start to finish. This year, she will present her work to LSSU faculty and her peers. She will even have a chance to present her findings at science conferences.