I am an Undergraduate at Grand Valley State University
Please see my charitable wish list.
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I am the biggest animal-lover you have ever met! That includes my dog and cat (Taco and Tofu), my horse (Edgar Allan Pony), the hummingbirds outside my mom’s kitchen window, the wildlife I see when camping Yosemite, or the whales and elephants that I hope to see in person someday. This passion has shaped my studies, my weekend adventures, my philanthropy, and my career plans.
After graduate school, I plan to become a climate scientist and advocate. I want to continue my research on how best to combat climate change and get better policies put into action!
I’m a junior, majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Psychology. Because climate change threatens all my animal friends (and all of us!), I am excited to be working in Dr. Henderson’s lab on research into alternative energy sources.
Outside of class, I am the Vice President of the Wildlife and Conservation Club. When we are not out hiking and doing clean-ups, we work to spread awareness of the importance of protecting our natural environment. I’m also the Secretary of my sorority, Delta Delta Delta. As the name implies, we are all about change, and we support The Sierra Club. We are the Green Greeks! We maintain a sustainable lifestyle at our sorority house, and we promote that practice to all Greek life on campus!
I’m the goalkeeper on an undefeated club soccer team at UMD. I’ve met so many amazing people, and I love the competition. I’m also the co-captain of the intramural tennis team. We hope to bring home the championship this year! Go Terps!
I interned at the United Nations Foundation the year before last, and I got a great internship with Changing The Present this past summer. I loved it! It was a great chance to make an impact, assume a tremendous amount of responsibility, and learn so much. It was also a lot of fun working with wonderful people from around the world. Now, I am continuing with them as a Public Engagement Intern, helping raise awareness at my college.
Dean’s List every semester ・ Sorority Member of the Year ・ Environmental Research Grant
Research ・ Data analytics (I love Python) ・ Academic writing ・ How to care for a baby elephant
I love learning new languages! I’m fluent in French and can get around in Spanish. I just started learning Italian as well, grazie per aver letto la mia pagina!
New York City, Boston, Boulder
Yosemite, Cozumel, Aspen, Paris, Alaska
Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson
This American Life
“The future will either be green or not at all.” — Bob Brown
What I am Doing for a Better World
Our generation is dedicated to making the world more just and sustainable, and I am inspired by the words and actions of so many good people. I am dedicated to doing my part, and maybe I can encourage others to do the same.
Environment ・ Climate Change ・ Animal Welfare
Africa ・ Central America ・ South Asia ・ Ireland ・ United States
CA: San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad ・ DC: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria ・ NH: Boston-Cambridge-Newton ・ NY: New York-Newark-Jersey City
African American ・ Latino ・ Native Americans
Buddhism ・ Catholic ・ Native American Religions
The Sierra Club ・ ASPCA ・ World Wildlife Fund ・ 350.org ・ Save the Elephants
I make an effort to live sustainably because every person’s choices make a difference in the fight against climate change. I am vegan, recycle, avoid single-use plastic, and bike whenever I can.
I volunteer weekly at the local garden to provide sustainable food to families in need. I also plant trees and remove invasive species bi-weekly for the Wildlife Conservation Club. Each summer, I go abroad to work on wildlife conservation. We protect elephants and rhinos, and we care for those that cannot return to their native habitats. I am also a Public Engagement Intern for the Environment with Changing The Present.
Most of my charitable fundraising has been through my sorority, and last year we raised twelve thousand dollars for Sierra Club. I was also proud to raise four hundred dollars for Children’s National Hospital through Thon, our college danceathon.
I love the idea of people making meaningful donations instead of buying unneeded presents; it is a much more rewarding way for all of us to show our love. Here is my charitable wish list for a better world.Be sure to create your wish list or registry
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UMD Wildlife and Conservation Club
Vegan Dinner Club
UMD Changing The Present Club
Chair of Environmental Sustainability
Recycling Task Force