Minor: Sustainability Studies
Current Residence: Chicago, IL
What are you doing now?
I work for The Urban Canopy, a small but complex food distribution and farming company in the heart of the South Side of Chicago. The urban Canopy’s mission is to create a sustainable and equitable food system in Chicago. I serve as a manager for the Outdoor Farm branch and for our CSA branch. I also work several farmers markets through the summer and winter in the city.
Why did you choose SJC?
I chose SJC to be a part of the Cross Country and Track & Field program, as well as to stay close to home.
As a student, what was your experience like at SJC?
At SJC, I was able to develop tight-knit and long-lasting relationships with my fellow athletes (from many different sports), students, and professors. I was also able to push myself and test my limits - physically and mentally.
What experiences did you appreciate most in the Department of Biology?
In the Department of Biology, I enjoyed getting an education in each of the scientific disciplines - chemistry, physics, biology, genetics, calculus, etc., all in a very small classroom setting.
How were the faculty members in the Department of Biology helpful to you?
The professors in the Department of Biology were constantly providing the students with opportunities to do field work with weekly labs and voluntary field trips in the spring and the fall. They really go the extra mile for students who show a lot of initiative in the department.
How did the Core Program prepare you for employment?
Throughout each of my four years, the Core Program taught me how to interact with completely different groups of people in a healthy way. This kind of experience offered me the chance to grow and learn as a person, not just a student.
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