My youthful appreciation for the environment turned into passion for environmental advocacy during my environmental studies FIG that focused on different methods of communicating climate change and influencing public opinion. While learning about the different ways I could serve as an environmental advocate on my own I became interested in actually developing the laws and policies that affect the environment in the first place, which influenced me to declare my majors in Environmental Studies and Legal Studies. My courses in the Nelson Institute have inspired me to think about, discuss, and explore potential solutions to global environmental issues in new ways. After graduation I am planning to attend law school or get my master’s degree in public policy, either of which I will use to work in political consulting/advising for campaigns that promote sustainability, environmental justice and global health. My advice for anyone passionate about the environment is to spend time abroad if you can! There is so much to be learned from other countries around the world in all regards, but especially when it comes to the environment.