Conservation leader from Kent finishes master’s studies

  • Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:06pm
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Kent resident Holly Bork has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community.

Bork recently concluded her master’s course of study earning a master of arts in biology from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) through Project Dragonfly.

Since joining the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master’s in 2016, Bork has traveled to Paraguay and has taken courses on the web from Miami University while also participating in unique learning experiences on Woodland Park Zoo grounds and in natural settings around Washington.

Bork is a structural design engineer at The Boeing Co.

The AIP master’s degree is a web-based master’s degree offered by Miami University with experiential learning and community engagement at affiliated AIP Master Institutions in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle.

More information about the AIP is at


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