What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
I am dedicated to expanding my knowledge. I spend a lot of time out of class and out of work just reading about things that peak my interest. For instance, over the summer I learned principles of quantum physics such as quantum teleportation which they are looking into harnessing and perfecting for quantum computers which seems to be the future of computers. I believe that doing this helps me become a more well-rounded individual. Along the same lines, my mother is an illustrator and I really enjoy drawing which gives me a good escape from my science based learning.
Describe your dream job or career.
I have two ideas for a potential dream job. First, I would like to work on sustainable architecture projects where I can positively impact the world by making conscious material selection as well as improving the energy usage of the building so that it positively impacts the earth rather than burdening it. Another option would be product development or consulting to make sustainable products in a wide range of industries. This would tie into my overarching dream to have all products designed to live forever, either in a technical purpose or as a biological nutrient. I would love to have an open, friendly, bright working environment where I am excited to go into work every day.
Describe a personal experience that has directly or indirectly influenced your career path.
My grandfather is a geologist so I have always had the fortune of listening to him talk about science for hours. Thankfully though this rubbed off on me and I developed my own interest in energy and sustainability. I have always had my grandfather around to bounce ideas off of and to help me with learning new concepts.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
I learned to live life in the moment and became more like my true self. I am more confident and ready to take on the world after my amazing experience on my GREEN Program.
Where and When would you go in a time machine? Why?
I am actually pretty content with being in our current time period. I feel like I am coming in at the perfect time to impact the world. Sustainability would be laughed at through the 1900's because of the abundance in resources, and if I were to go into the future someone may have already accomplished what I set out to do. There are many issues socially and politically in the world, and I also think that we are coming close to a historic pinnacle, for good or bad is yet to be seen though.