Austin Alexander Burridge




  • About Austin Alexander Burridge

    Austin Alexander Burridge graduated from Winona State University in May 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science. He has a deep interest in understanding the relation of sustainable ecological systems to the environment and is an impassioned advocate for the conservation of natural resources.


    Following his passion early on, Austin went to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and the Amazon Rain Forest while he was studying at the School of Environment Studies to investigate ecological systems and their sustainability. Helping others also has been of paramount importance to him, and as a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Austin gave back to the community around him. He has participated in annual peanut butter drives, The Minnesota Sandwich Project for the Homeless, and collected canned goods for local food shelters.


    A recipient of Winona State University’s President Honor Scholarship and a repeated name on the Dean’s list, Austin Burridge is no stranger to academic accolades. When he is not studying or exploring the field of environmental science, Austin enjoys traveling, scuba diving, music, and spending time with his family and friends.

  • Skills

    Environmental Studies

    Austin Burridge attended Field Studies in the Galapagos Islands, Quito Ecuador as well as the Amazon Rainforest. During these academic excursions, Austin facilitated studies and investigations focused on ecological systems.


    Additional coursework and relevant field studies listed below:

    • Izaak Walton League Certified for biological, chemical and physical/flow stream monitoring
    • Assessment of forest community of local Winona floodplain forest to determine if “typical”

    Scuba Diving

    Austin Alexander Burridge is PADI certified for scuba diving in the State of Minnesota and participated in the Boy Scouts’ Sea Base Adventures Scuba Live Aboard program in the Florida Keys.


    During the adventure, Austin earned the following awards:

    • PADI Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Certificate
    • S.C.E.N.E Award (Scout Centers of Excellence for Nature and Environment)
    • Duty to God Certificate


    Austin Burridge of Rosemount, Minnesota learned from an early age the value and importance of community involvement.


    Over the years, Austin has volunteered at the following events and organizations:

    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • Local Food Shelter Collections
    • The Minnesota Sandwich Project for the Homeless
    • Annual Peanut Butter Drives
    • DNR River Observations
    • Izaak Walton League of America
  • Education 

    Winona State University

    B.S. (2016-2020)

    Biology: Environmental Science

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