Lawrence local Zackary Towey, is a member of the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and Athabaskan from the south central Alaska. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at Haskell Indian Nations University and plans of graduating this May.
Towey has participated in the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) program and has presented his research on the Menominee Forest tree populations under the program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is currently part of the Haskell-KU Exchange program taking classes at HINU and KU as well as working at the Student Success Center on Haskell campus as a mathematics and environmental science tutor.
Towey plans to pursue graduate school after Haskell and hopes to bring it home with a PhD. He hopes to come back in the future and be able to pass along his knowledge as a professor.