Archive for Mark Bjelland
I grew up in South Minneapolis, a great place for a budding geographer. We lived a half mile from the Mississippi River bluffs where we would stage our outdoor adventures or just sit and watch the barges go by. And we had a bus line that took us straight downtown for our urban explorations.
I've lived in Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia, Victoria, and the United Kingdom. But I love Minnesota--from the prairies to the northern boreal forest, and from the quaint small towns to the bustling Twin Cities metropolis.
While a geography major at Gustavus Adolphus College, Lauren Anderson showed str0ng interest in issues of international development. Her passions fit with the Gustavus core values of service, diversity, and justice. Now she has been accepted into the Peace Corps and has been invited to am assignment as a teacher/collaborator and community facilitator in Thailand. […]