Margaret Gullion

Mentor: Dr. Taylor Stein
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
"My goal is to attend graduate school to study natural resources and society and one day earn a Ph.D. and become a college professor. I wanted to get involved in research early on to gain experience and expand my learning beyond the classroom."


Natural Resource Conservation


Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Research Interests

  • Natural Resources
  • Social Sciences

Academic Awards

  • CALS Dean's List 2013-2016
  • LaFontaine Fellow Endowment Fund Scholarship 2014
  • JB Adkins Memorial Scholarship 2015
  • Doris Low and Earl and Vema Lowe Scholarship 2016


  • Forestry Club
  • CALS Ambassadors
  • Xi Sigma Pi Natural Resources Honors Society


  • InterFace At-Risk Youth Shelter
  • Kids in the Woods Environmental Education
  • Morningside Nature Center

Hobbies and Interests

  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Reading

Research Description

Non-traditional Outdoor Recreation in Hillsborough County: Identifying Constraints and Developing Strategies to Encourage Participation
My project focuses on gaining a more extensive understanding of what people perceive as constraints or barriers to participating in outdoor recreation, what people value in outdoor recreation, and how to develop strategies to allow more diverse groups of people to have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreational resources. I will achieve this by working with the Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Department to administer questionnaires to the general population of Hillsborough County and examining differences in responses from individuals of varying demographic groups.