Major: Environmental Science Minor: Chemistry Expected Graduation: May 2019
I joined SEA because its mission attracted me my freshman year. I did a lot of projects surrounding the environment and spread awareness at my high school. I searched for an outlet that let me continue to be active on campus and SEA was what I was looking for. One year later, I'm the secretary. My duty is to communicate with all members through email and take meeting minutes during the meetings. Beyond my secretarial duties, I co-lead the Native Ecosystem Committee with Nick and the Sustainable Investment Portfolio (SIP) with Christie.
Last summer, I anchored two internships: Urban Agriculture and Chicago Wilderness. Through Urban Ag I gained a greater appreciation for farmers, increased my knowledge of vegetable varieties and aquaponics, and did water testing with a chemist. There was a greenhouse and aquaponics system at my high school so I came with prior knowledge but the internship taught me than I expected. I'm the Communications and Engagement Intern for Chicago Wilderness, a non-profit alliance focused on conservation, restoration and increasing the quality of life through nature. This organization has a lot of member organizations such as the US Fish & Wildlife, EPA, Field Museum, ect and I get to meet them all!
My post-grad plans is to either begin my career as an environmental chemist (hence the minor), enroll in law school or start my PhD. Luckily, I have years to decide.
-published journalist, would've been my backup career path
-afraid of heights
-former member of LUC Quidditch
-love to read fiction novels and sing almost anything
-will definitely be your weight training buddy
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