Edmund Antell has spent the last four years as an environmental studies major at Bates College, a small nationally recognized liberal arts school in Lewiston, Maine. Following his classwork and several summer volunteer and work programs, Mr. Antell began his post-graduate life with a solid foundation for a career in the environmental sciences.
Over the past two summers, Edmund Antell worked with the US Forest Service in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in western Montana. In 2009, Mr. Antell volunteered via the Student Conservation Association, a national corps of students dedicated to protecting environmentally-sensitive areas around the United States. In the summer of 2010, Mr. Antell worked for the US Forest Service as a Forestry Technician. Most of Edmund Antell’s work took him through the Bob Marshall Wilderness where he restored trails, cleared invasive plant species, and contacted visitors or supplied emergency assistance if needed.
During his senior year at Bates, Edmund Antell studied the growth and diet of two species of baitworm that live along the Maine Coast and are primarily used for commercial purposes. He plans to finish his studies on the worms and hopes to be published within the next two years.
Aside from his studies, Edmund Antell participated in several professional organizations at Bates College. He was a member of the Southern Maine Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Mr. Antell also became a trained Emergency Medical Technician through American Medical Response. Throughout his college career, Edmund Antell donated to Bates College and was recognized by inclusion in the school’s Honor Roll of Donors. He also has donated to Environment Massachusetts since 2007. As a student athlete, Edmund Antell participated on the Bates College Men’s Track and Field team. He currently resides in Sherborn, Massachusetts.