ARAMARK/SCA Environmental Sustainability Intern
Zephyr Cove Resort and Lake Tahoe Cruises, Zephyr Cove, NV
The Pennsylvania State University
Local Food Procurer
It would be something worldwide, related to ensuring fair trade and fair living wages for those in developing countries.
Let’s be Still by The Head and the Heart
My old boss, the Director of Strategy at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute
Both really small things like bugs and really large things like mountains. It would be cool to see the world from those perspectives.
All you can do is look forward.
What forces, events, or inﬂuences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? I ﬁrst went into college to study nutrition, to help people lead healthier lives. In learning more about the subject, I realized how big of an impact our food system has on the environment. When learning more about these impacts and how to lessen or even reverse them, I found that my passion lays in sustainable food systems: a way to bring healthy food to people and also protect the environment. I never really viewed myself as a “conservationist” until I recently made the connection that you can’t be a sustainability advocate without inherently being a conservationist. Why are we trying to use less, waste less, and be more eﬃcient? Because we want to keep our world as pristine as possible and leave as much as we can for generations to come.