Hey! My name is Brent Warner and this is my first semester as a graduate student. I was born and raised in Blacksburg which is where I still live today (with a recent addition to my life, pictured above). I have an 11-month old daughter named Alder and she is basically the reason I am in grad school right now. She is the happiest, giggliest, sleepiest baby I have ever met and I would not change that for anything!
I graduated from Virginia Tech with my Bachelor in Natural Resource Conservation in 2014 and started taking classes again at Radford this past fall (2016). I love learning and teaching about science and the natural world! I plan to graduate with my Master's of Science in Education in the spring of 2018. I will be picking up my earth science teaching license along the way. Being an educator has always been something I have wanted to do and have done since graduating high school. I think the world around us is the most interesting thing to study and I love conveying my enthusiasm towards it to other people. After graduating, I hope to be either in the school systems, teaching earth science, or in an outdoor education setting.
Some things that bug me are when people are closed-minded and not accepting of other opinions or perspectives. I am also bugged when I have pruney hands and rub them together, this is probably the worst feeling in the world.
Family and friends are a huge part of what gives my life purpose. Apart from the people in my life, being healthy and living an active lifestyle is also very important to me, so I enjoy going hiking and rock climbing immensely. Along with many people, music is a huge part of my life, whether it be me playing it or listening to it. I love several different types of music!