Posted: January 20, 2021

Join student leaders in the College of Agricultural Sciences as we talk “Hip Hop Forestry, a Diversity Discussion” with Dr. Thomas R. Easley from Yale University. This event will be hosted on Tuesday, January 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. (EST)

Dr. Thomas R. Easley has spent most of his career as a diversity professional and a forester. As a diversity professional he has focused on the recruitment, retention and diverse talent in natural resource disciplines. As a forester he has worked with landowners and citizens on land management and stewardship.

Easley earned his undergraduate degree in Forest Science from Alabama A&M University, his master's degree in Forest Genetics from Iowa State University, and his doctorate in Adult Education from NC State University.

Currently Dr. Easley is the Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he combines his professions along with his passions of art and ministry to lead the diversity efforts in the school.

Also with all of Easley's academic experience he is also an Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America) and he is a forester. Lastly, Dr. Easley is also a musician and is known by RaShad in the world of music. His art is called “Save Your Life Music" because he puts a message of love, embracing self and helping others in his music.

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Sponsored by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Office for Undergraduate Education.