Grace Halstead

What are your majors? Environmental science and geoscience

Expected graduation: May 2024

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? Ever since I was a kid I have always been interested in nature: collecting bugs, finding rocks, picking flowers. In high school I went on a camping trip with my uncle to the Boundary Waters and ever since I have been greatly interested in protecting our natural lands. My passion for learning and caring for the environment is furthered by camping trips and field work that the geology department has made accessible to me and other undergrads in the degree.

What would you say to other students about CESP and the Nelson Institute? To people who wonder what CESP is about, I would tell them that it is an hour of my week where I get to chat with like-minded folk about issues surrounding sustainability, nature, and the environment. We are a diverse group of students, who are able to come together to discuss some really valuable topics. CESP has inspired, prepared, and motivated me to pursue a career in environmental consulting at an engineering firm.