Jessicah Zehring, B.A.Prospect Research Analyst
Jessicah Zehring serves as Biology Lab Instructor for the Department of Science and Mathematics. She is a 2008 Cedarville University graduate with a B.A. degree in Biology. Her passion is for environmental issues, including the relationship between human health and environment. Specific interests consist of the challenges faced by arctic and boreal ecosystems, and Christian environmental ethics. Her undergraduate research included the effects of disturbance on prairie restoration in SW Ohio, and landowner attitudes towards prairie remnant preservation. She is a recipient of the Austin Elmore Award in Plant Biology, and presented her research at the 21st Annual North American Prairie Conference in Winona, MN. Her previous employment experience included positions with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and as a Cedarville University biology laboratory assistant.
Jessicah and her husband Kevin enjoy many outdoor activities, including hiking, paddling, and skiing. A snow lover, she trains and races sled dogs, and gives presentations to church and school groups about the sport of mushing.
Education and Credentials
- B.A. Biology, Cedarville University (2008)
- Austin Elmore Award in Plant Biology (2008)
- 3rd Place, student presentation, 21st Annual North American Prairie Conference, Winona, MN
- Favorite places to visit: New England, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Southern Appalachian Mountains, historic sites and battlefields.
- Hobbies: Training and racing sled dogs. Hiking, paddling, fly fishing, snowshoeing. Restoring old houses.
- Why Cedarville: Cedarville is part of my 'backyard.' I grew up in the area, and graduated from CU. It's great to work with some of the people who taught me and shaped my perspective during my college years.