Commencement 2012 – URI student’s passion for biodiversity conservation earns distinction

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Charlestown resident to graduate as top wildlife biology major

KINGSTON, R.I. – May 7, 2012 – University of Rhode Island student Ryan Kleinert took an unusual route from high school to college, spending six years living alone in the wilderness of the southern Appalachian and Adirondack mountains before settling in Charlestown and starting work on a degree in wildlife biology and conservation.