About Emily Hammermeister
Major: Environmental Science
Minor: Studio Art
Expected Graduation: May 2019
Hi there! I'm Emily and I'm a senior at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Studio Art. I grew up in a suburb of the Chicagoland area, right in the backyard of huge refineries, spewing who knows what into the atmosphere. It always made me feel strange every time I would see them, but it wasn't until I took an environmental science course in high school (Thanks Ms. Siegers!) that that strange feeling transformed into a passion. Since then, my mind seems to solely think about one thing: the environment. What can I do to make a difference?
I am interested in the science, politics, and social injustice that surrounds environmental science. And although I am uncertain in my final my career choice as of now, I believe that journalism is a gateway for change.
Let's start now. Let's start talking.