How do you want to leave your impact on the world?
I want to be a leader in the sustainability world so I can educate others on the value of living a sustainable lifestyle. Achieving this at a global level would mean a lot to me because sustainability issues are felt worldwide.
What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
My story tells others that I can about making improvements in sustainability efforts around the world. Last summer, I worked with a governmental agency that focused on the importance of waste management in order to ensure water systems don't become contaminated. This semester, I am working to reduce waste across my campus by educating students, faculty, and staff about the importance of reducing and recycling your waste. Courses I have taken at Dickinson College have taught me to be involved at a community level so all aspects of sustainability (economic, social, and environmental) are accounted for.
Describe your dream job or career.
My dream job is to work with an agency that helps to develop ways a community, state, or nation can become more sustainable. I would love an opportunity to consult to work that can exemplify improvements in renewable technologies or policies that will create a healthy and more sustainable lifestyle for the people of that specific area.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
Last fall, I was a part of my cross country team's leadership council. This council leads by example and acts a captain of the team by leading the team through certain drills during practice or getting the team together during off hours to build relationships with one another. On campus, I am an active leader in sustainability education through my part time internship with my school's Center for Sustainability Education. Along with my internship, many courses I have taken have focused on sustainability and developing leaderships skills to achieve sustainable outcomes. Such courses and experiences have led me to become the leader I am now.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
I had so many great experiences in my one week in Iceland. Aside from the physical activities such as hiking or sight seeing, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I found it fascinating how close the group got with one another in such a short period of time. Honestly, I was a bit anxious coming to this program, but within hours of starting the program, I knew I had the opportunity to make some new friends with similar values as myself. I think getting to know 43 other students and creating friendships with them was my favorite part of the GREEN Program experience.
Tell us about your Capstone project experience and your journey, your team, the ideation and implementation.
My Capstone experience was interesting. I had no idea what I wanted to focus on, but after forming a group with people that had similar interests and concerns, the ideas flowed well and we were able to agree upon one topic. I think our project went well and I would like to find some way to continue pursuing our ideas considering we only had a limited amount of time to work on it.
Where and when would you go in a time machine? Why?
I would enjoy going back in time to many time periods, but if I have to pick one, I would like to visit the 1960s/early 1970s in the United States. I find the time period of the Vietnam War protest fascinating. I would love to be a college student during this time period. Ranging from the Kent State protests to Woodstock, I find this time period empowering. Everyone stood up for what they believed in and took action. In times like the present, we need to take a look at how people of that era took control and stayed true to what they believed in order to accomplish their goals.