What student organizations and activities are you involved in?
I am involved in the College's student group EMS Benefiting THON. For EMS THON, I’ve served as the Alternative Funds Director for 2 years! I also am involved in the Penn State Ski Club.
What is the best class you’ve taken at Penn State and why?
The best class I have taken at Penn State so far was ENVSE 400: Safety Engineering taught by my advisor Dr. Gernand. I loved this class because I was able to apply what I learned during my time as a Health and Safety Intern in a college classroom setting.
What is the one Penn State activity that everyone should participate in, and why?
One Penn State activity that everyone should participate in is THON. This year long fundraising effort which culminates in a 46-hour long dance marathon is an extremely rewarding experience. THON has been one of my favorite experiences at Penn State because I’m able to connect with our amazing Four Diamonds families and fundraise to aid in the fight against pediatric cancer.
What is one piece of advice you would give to prospective students?
I would tell prospective students to use all available resources provided by Penn State and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’. As a Penn State and EMS Student you are given amazing advisors, writing tutors, and professors that are willing to help you out anytime. Using these resources will give you a greater chance at success!
What opportunities has Penn State provided for you so far?
One amazing opportunity that Penn State helped me get was the chance to intern with Chevron as a Health and Safety Intern. Through an Environmental Systems Career Fair, I was able to meet with Chevron EHS recruiters which ultimately lead to me landing an interview with the company.