Tell us a bit about yourself.
I grew up in a small town in Florida, the “Horse Capital of the World.” There, I spent most of my time outside: hiking, running, and riding horses. Today I still love spending my time outside, exploring whatever environment I’m in.
What initially attracted you to NYU’s Environmental Studies program? Why did you decide to pursue this degree?
I really liked the interdisciplinary nature of the major. It gave me the chance to study my interests in environmental science, environmental justice, and urban design.
What do you love most about being in the major or minor?
The students! My peers are amazing, and have such diverse and important interests. I feel I learn new things from them every day. I am definitely sad that I won’t be able to take any more classes with them.
What is your most memorable moment while in the program and why?
A field trip to Governor’s Island with Professor Holmberg. I loved the volcano observatory we went to. It was my first time on the island, and I was so happy to explore another part of the city. I also met one of my closest friends in the department that day!
What was your favorite class?
I don’t know if I could choose only one! I loved Urban Political Ecology with Professor Rademacher, Ecological Analysis with GIS with Professor Killilea, and Volcanoes: the Sublime and Scientific with Professor Holmberg.
What do you hope to accomplish with your major?
I hope to pursue sustainable architecture/ landscape design. I’m interested in bridging architecture and landscape architecture with an ecological lens.
What is next for you? What do you plan to do after graduation?
Grad school! I am going to the University of Virginia to pursue a dual masters in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
What advice do you have for prospective students?
Take as many classes in different departments as you can and explore everything NYU has to offer. Don’t be afraid to pursue a major you’re passionate about, it will all work out in the end!