I have found that it is possible to wed my fascinations with engineering and the environment through the field of environmental engineering.
What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
Growing up on a farm on Long Island (yes, there are farms on Long Island!) I have always felt a strong connection to nature. Over time, I have found that it is possible to wed my fascinations with engineering and the environment through the field of environmental engineering.
Describe your dream job or career.
My dream career involves making urban areas more livable, assuring clean water resources, and introducing innovative energy sources in both the developed and developing world. I have experience working in research, customer service, and nonprofit positions. I would like to also gain experience working in industry/consulting.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
I worked for three years with the Association of Yale Alumni staffing Yale College Reunions. For two of those years, I was a head reunion clerk, which means that I was in charge of managing a reunion, organizing registrations and events, training other students during the reunions, and being a presence during the reunion events. I have a Type-A personality and I thrive in leadership positions in which I am given responsibilities.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
My biggest take-away from my GREEN Program experience is having gained the flexibility to work and study in foreign places and to thrive in the face of new challenges.
Is there a documentary or book that really changed the way you thought about something, or motivated you in a particular way?
Books such as "The Age of Sustainable Development" by Jeffrey Sachs and "What Makes a Great City" by Alexander Garvin have made me more confident in my ability to imrpove the built and natural environment and have motivated me to pursue my career path in environmental engineering.