How do you want to leave your impact on the world?
I want to help make our society more efficient, whether it is using less energy or producing less waste.
What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
After graduation I spent some time traveling around the US, visiting 10 National Parks. Seeing how extremely varied and beautiful the different landscapes could be, from those in the Badlands to Glacier National Park to Arches National Park, made me all the more passionate about helping protect the environment from pollution and climate change.
Describe your dream job or career.
My dream job would be a mix of independent work/research and work out of an office. I want to work in a position where I can help make my community more sustainable and actually see the direct results of my work.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
I was voted Captain of the Women's Varsity Crew Team for a season at Lafayette. I facilitated communication between the team and the coach, organized team activities, and communicated with incoming students in the beginning of the semester to encourage them to join the team.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
The most eye-opening experience was seeing the dirty, polluted, contaminated river in Cuzco with slaughterhouse waste being dumped into it. I've never seen anything like it, and can't imagine how the people live that way. That really enforced my desire to reduce the overconsumption and waste that humans produce.
Is there a documentary or book that really changed the way you thought about something, or motivated you in a particular way?
No Impact Man by Colin Beavan - This book made me realize how much we waste and how much of an impact you can have on others by first improving yourself.