Hometown: Rochester, MN
Why did you choose Environmental Studies as your major?
I took an environmental studies course in high school and I loved it. When I arrived at Saint John's University I tried out the introduction courses, greatly enjoyed them, and decided to pursue environmental studies as a major.
What has been your favorite Environmental Studies class?
My favorite classes have been Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Integrated Environmental Science II.
What has been your favorite moment as an ES major?
I had the opportunity to work for the Saint John's Environmental Studies department on a greenhouse gas audit. It was great to learn about the operation of the university, lay the foundation for institutional changes in the future, and watch the outcomes of my research.
What advice do you have for future students?
Talk to anyone and everyone. Everyone has a very unique and interesting story to tell if you are willing to listen. Sometimes the most valuable lessons you will ever learn are learned outside of the classroom simply by listening to what someone else has to say.