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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Bryan Cummings

Drexel University

Environmental Engineering

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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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Molly Swanson

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University

Industrial And Systems Engineering

"The GREEN Program had a large focus on a topic I was interested in and wanted to learn more about, and I had the opportunity to learn about sustainability in an immersive environment."

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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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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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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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Ashley Forwood

Mississippi State University

Environmental Economics & Management

"Everything we did was so hands-on and there was a clear, relevant purpose for everything we learned. Best decision ever!"

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Tyler Jackson Whittaker

Santa Clara University

Biology/entrepreneurship

"My experience with TGP in Iceland was packed full of stunning landscapes, unique adventures and brilliant people."

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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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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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Arielle Rainey

Colorado School Of Mines

Civil Engineering

"I couldn’t have imagined a better way to learn about renewable energy, experience Iceland, try new things and meet new people all in one week!"

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Daheng Ou

Monash University

Earth Science

"I feel more inspired from my courses at Iceland School of Energy now knowing that science can change and help the world."

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Sanjana Paul

Virginia Commonwealth University

Electrical Engineering

"I want to leave the world more sustainable and less polluted than I found it."

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Sarah Ellen Rumsey

University Of Connecticut

Ecology And Evolutionary Biology

"I want to bring change to the world of conservation and sustainability by changing the way we look at our relationship with nature and the planet."

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