I love the trimester system because it allows me to take fewer classes each of the three terms and fill my time with extracurriculars while also improving my time management skills. I also love the long winter breaks because I can get internships or travel during the winter as well as the summer.
Most inspiring class:
I am most inspired by my professors when they show how passionate they are about their subject. In my ecology class with Professor LoGiudice and environmental geology with Professor Manon, both have motivated me to fine-tune my academic passions by sharing what they love to do.
Also excited about:
Being president of the Rock Climbing Club and making plans to start a mountain biking club. Central Park in Schenectady has some awesome trails.
Favorite study spot:
I like to study in the rooms I have classes in because it helps me stay focused.
Three things I'm passionate about at Union:
- Ozone House. Had I not had the privilege to live in a beautiful house full of socially, politically and environmentally active and aware students, I would not get the fulfilling intellectual social life that a college student should have.
- My field of study and my professors.
- U-Sustain. Reaching out to people who don’t understand the severity of environmental issues is challenging but necessary, and I'm glad to be a part of a strong motivated group of students and faculty working together to make change.
Greatest Union moment:
Dance parties in the Women's Lacrosse locker room.
How I'm making Union a better place:
By motivating students around me to get out, get involved and get passionate about anything. It's easy to get lost in the "college life" routine, and I do my best to bring some adventure into my friends' lives.
Looking into the future:
I would like to work for a traveling outdoors school, such as Outward Bound or NOLS (the non-profit National Outdoor Leadership School) for a few years, then eventually go to graduate school and study to become a water resource engineer or hydrologist. Water is our most precious resource, and I would like to work all over the world installing sustainable clean water systems.