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Pete Mika

1

STEPHANIE-12 

B.A. BIOLOGY, STANFORD UNIV; M.S. FOREST ECOLOGY, OREGON STATE UNIV.  

DEPT. OF FOREST RESOURCES AT THE UNIV. OF IDAHO SINCE `75.  

WINE-MAKING, TASTING, CONSUMING; COOKING; VOLLEYBALL; SAILING.  

SPENDING CHRISTMAS AT SANTA RITA AFTER A FAIRLY BRIEF VISIT TO THE OAKLAND INDUCTION CENTER. 

STAYING SANE AND HEALTHY TO THIS POINT.  

7 MO. IN EUROPE (MOSTLY ITALY), ROCKY MTS, AND CALIF. YEARLY TO VISIT MOM. 

FINISH PH.D., TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA, MAKE A GREAT CABERNET. 

6 times  

I did spend 7 months in Florence, Italy 

Graduate school AT Oregon State University and University of Idaho 

no, but a number of professional papers 

research scientist at the U of Idaho, although packing snow at Aspen was cool at the time. 

Trying to figure out what conditions make conifers grow well or not--geology, soils, climate, whatever. 

Yes 

2009-11-01 

1, 32 

1, 7 mo 

Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, France, Holland, England, Czech Republic, former Yugoslavia, Mexico, Canada, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Madagascar 

I think South Africa would be the furthest 

Having a successful career and doing some good basic research
Marrying a wonderful woman and raising a beautiful daughter
Retiring at a fairly youthful age and keeping my good looks 

 

I've often thought how my life would have been different if, instead of staying on the west coast for my college education, I'd have gone back east. I think I would have led a very different life.  

As I'm still alive, those last words are still to come.