National Association of State Foresters welcomes new intern

The association’s newest James Hubbard Intern for Policy and Communications is here! Join us in welcoming Kiersten Ahrns to the NASF team.

Starting now through the first week in December, Kiersten will be assisting NASF staff in their work to inform forest policy and disseminate high-quality communications. She is eager to interact with D.C.’s professional forestry community and contribute to NASF’s mission during her time in D.C.

Currently Kiersten is a senior at Ohio State University studying environmental policy with a minor in health, environment, risk, and science communication. She is a Columbus, Ohio, native that comes to NASF via the John Glenn College of Public Affairs’ Washington Academic Internship Program.

Kiersten most recently interned at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Forestry under Ohio State Forester Robert Boyles. She has also worked as a page for the Ohio Senate. You can reach Kiersten by email at​

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