Name: Jennifer Jensen
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Major(s) and Graduation Date: Biology, Environmental Science & Agronomy, May 2016
Favorite ISU class: AGRON/ENSCI 360 Environmental Soil Science (really anything with Dr. Burras)
Company: Sustainable Environmental Consultants
Job Title & Company: Manager of Sustainable Practices & Environmental Analytics
Burras’ classroom is upbeat and adversarial; he encourages his students to challenge him as much as he challenges them. In order to keep students engaged he uses the chalkboard.
“I want students engaged,” says Burras. “I want whatever I’m talking about to come to life in front of them. I can’t make that happen with a Power Point presentation.”
Burras’ passion is infectious, not just for soils but also for life and for learning. His classes are some of the most sought after in the Department of Agronomy.