Student Profiles

Not only do our students get to experience a life-changing trip, we also place them on a path to career fulfillment in sustainability & give them a group to call family. These are their stories...

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Kayla Aughenbaugh

Drexel University

Geoscience

"Taking classes at Reykjavik University while being immersed in nature helped solidify my thoughts of an ideal career path post graduation."

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Erik Arthur Ryder

North Carolina State University

Geology

"I want to help as many people as possible through education. I want to inspire people and help them know that they can do anything."

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Corey Aydlett

North Carolina State University

Environmental Technology And Management

"The GREEN program was the fastest 10 days of my life, but I learned more about myself and the environment than I did through four years of my undergraduate career."

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Claire Petrie

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University

Industrial And Systems Engineering

"My resume summarizes all of the experiences I've had, but it doesn't share my passion and dedication to whatever I choose to pursue. I'm extraordinarily energetic and have a bright, positive outlook that is contagious and makes everyday challenges enjoyable."

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Courtney Deacon

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University

Mechanical Engineering, Minor Green Engineering

"I want to leave our earth in better shape than I came into it. I want to make sure that my kids and grandkids and great-grandkids can live in this beautiful world without fear of losing the very things that make it so beautiful."

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Jennylynn Johnson

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University

Industrial And Systems Engineering

"I want to be an advocate for not only The GREEN Program, but also the environment and how we can use all areas of study to conserve and better the world we live in today."

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Ella Chalkley

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University

Mechanical Engineering And Green Engineering

"I hope to lead by example in living the life that is right for me on my path, and to inspire others to walk their own path."

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Ian Cullen

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University

Industrial And Systems Engineering

"This trip was for anyone who strives to live a purposeful life. I mean that in every sense of the word."

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Tyler Crouse

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University

Civil & Environmental Engineering

I’m a critical thinker and problem solver. I’m a hard worker that tries to understand perspectives from all different angles.

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Shirbrina Jefferson

Rutgers University

Environmental Policy, Institutions, And Behavior

"Main takeaway: Step outside of your comfort zone when it comes to your educational career."

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Alaina Mowinski

Depaul University

Graphic Design Major, Environmental Science Minor

"I hope to expand people's knowledge about the the unique programs TGP has to offer and hopefully give people an outlet to explore their interests in this field in a hands on setting rather than just learning about it in a classroom setting."

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Davis Cole

University Of New Hampshire

Mechanical Engineering

"This program has completely shifted my focus to making the world cleaner and more sustainable."

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Kate Seikel

Pennsylvania State University

Meteorology

"Just do it! Go! It's so amazing and however nervous you are it's so worth it."

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Daniel Ricketts

North Carolina State University

Mechanical Engineering

"Before The GREEN Program, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in life. This program inspired me to pursue a path in sustainable energy, specifically hydro electric."

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Samantha Hudson

University Of Louisville

Sustainability

"I’m excited to be a TGP Ambassador this semester because The Green Program was a phenomenal and life changing experience for me."

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Georgia Hanby

North Carolina State University

Mechanical Engineering

"This study abroad experience taught me much more about life, energy, the environment, and global communities than I ever could have imagined."

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Mackenzie Warwick

University Of Michigan

Nuclear Engineering

"Going on the Fukushima trip has solidified my reasoning for studying nuclear engineering"

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Joshua J. Pangelinan

Pennsylvania State University

Earth Sciences And Policy - Climate Change Focus

"The site of Iceland is like no other, and the receding glaciers I’ve now seen in person serve as the ultimate reminder as to why I continue to fight for our islands"

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Jackson Reid

University Of Washington

Construction Management

"After seeing the impact that renewable energy systems can make, I feel more direction than ever in my career goals."

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Katie Lloyd

The University Of Sheffield

Chemical Engineering

"I can honestly say I will always be able to look back on this trip as one of the most incredible things I have ever done."

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