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Whether she’s working in Antarctica, fighting fires out West or metalworking in Grand Forks, Trudy Schunck turns visions into reality

UND student Trudy Schunck works full time at the campus steam plant during the night, while taking classes during the day. UND photo.

After starting a degree in natural resources nearly 20 years ago, Trudy Schunck is at UND to finish what she started. Her interlude began with fighting fire.

For almost a decade, she spent the summer months in the American West, protecting resources in nearly every state. She’s been putting her knowledge into action from the beginning.

In the heat of a burning summer, one of Trudy’s firefighting friends told her about an opportunity to work at the South Pole in the winter months.

To read the full story, visit UND’s Leader in Action webpage.