Rick Bergman

Chemical Engineer

Non Forest Service

Photo of Dr. Rick Bergman. He is kneeling while wearing snow shoes in a fenced in backyard. The ground is covered in snow and he is kneelig next to a tireswing.

My favorite science experience was working with two communities in southern Mexico. The communities were hoping to use more of their natural resources to become more self-sustaining as a community. I was able to give them concrete ideas on how to dry wood that was cut from local trees. This allowed community members to manufacture wood furniture to sell to local schools. I was grateful to be a part of the team assisting other people who want a better life for themselves and their communities.