Jordyn Benn

What is your major? Civil engineering

Expected graduation: May 2023

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? Growing up walking distance from Lake Michigan and right across the street from a county park, I have always enjoyed experiencing all the beautiful things Earth has to offer. I always loved walking through the woods, looking at flowers and animals, and watching the leaves change color in the fall. I believe everyone can benefit from learning more about the environment and how we can have positive interactions with it.

I enjoy working with communities and learning about different people and ideas. Through UW-Madison’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders I have worked with two communities in rural Ecuador since freshman year, and this has really inspired my interest in community and working with others. I am looking forward to learning new ways I can interact with communities in Madison.