Ann Franks

What is your major? Environmental science

Expected graduation: May 2023

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? My main inspiration for my interest in the environment was growing up in an agricultural community, where I was able to take agricultural classes in my middle school and high school. In these classes I learned about environmental current events which made me concerned about the future of the earth, ultimately causing me to declare my major in environmental science.

For the community aspect, my family has always been active in volunteering, and I was in the Lion’s Club in high school that required community service hours, which made me more passionate about being involved in giving back to the community. My church at home was also centered around participating in local projects to benefit the community, and participating in those projects gave me the drive to get involved in my own community-led projects.