What would be your dream job and how did EMS put you closer to this goal?
My dream job would be working as a climate scientist for the UN. From being within EMS, I had access to work on research with the top scientists in my field and partook in invaluable research experience that has helped me become a competitive candidate for top graduate programs.
What student organizations and activities are you involved in?
In my time at Penn State, I served as President of Women in the College of EMS, Executive Director of EMS THON, Fundraising Director of Project Haiti, an EMS Ambassador, and I also was a member in EMS Student Council, Campus Weather Service, the Penn State branch of the American Meteorological Society, and Club Quidditch!
What is the best class you’ve taken at Penn State and why?
The best class I took at Penn State was Geog 438W, which was a class that focused on a multitude of elements of climate change. The course was challenging, but allowed me to learn so much while giving me a creative space to write about climate impacts in Nyeri, Kenya, a town I spent time in during summer 2019.
What’s the best part about being an EMS student?
The best part about being an EMS student is the community provided by the College. The Student Center (RFSC) becomes like a second home to students where you will always run into a friend or a friendly face, and you can re-fill on your coffee!
What is one piece of advice you would give to prospective students?
Joining Penn State and EMS, you will be given opportunity and resource you need to succeed: so take it!! Take those actions that will allow you to achieve your goals and that will allow you to make the most of your four years.