“I was motivated to fight for environmental justice in my community after hearing about the respiratory illnesses that many children were diagnosed with as a result of the environmental contamination we live with.”

Environmental Studies

There are many career options for environmental studies majors/minors. Career paths will differ depending on whether one wants to focus on law and policy making, on teaching and communication, on more advanced research, or another intersection of environmental studies and another discipline.

“I hope to use my Watson year to show that when we make choices to preserve the physical environment, we also strengthen and preserve the familial environment as well.”

“I realized that my heart was in health communications — how could we use words and pictures to influence the health behavior decision process?”

“As a nurse I have educated patients and their families, provided a shoulder to cry on, assisted in surgeries, managed complicated equipment, advocated for my patients, saved them from unsafe prescribed doses of medications, visited new families at home, and witnessed both birth and death. I am a touchstone for patients and their families in their most joyful and tragic moments, and it is an honor.”

“Our time abroad this summer has allowed us to explore the broad discipline of global public health while getting a glimpse of life in Hanoi.”

Sonia Hupalo DS

“My expectations of working at an environmental advocacy organization were quickly surpassed as I saw the importance of conservation from many different aspects of a nonprofit organization. With this, I discovered new interests, formed new friendships, and acquired a newfound confidence in my competencies to help the community.”

“She said, ‘If you could do anything in the world, what would you be?’ I immediately said, ‘A nurse, but it’s too late.’ She said, ‘No it’s not.”