Grace Halstead

What are your majors? Environmental science and geoscience

Expected graduation: May 2024

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? My interest in the environment stemmed from a camping trip I took with my uncle the summer before my junior year of high school. Spending a week submerged in the wilderness while disconnected from the rest of the world truly opened my eyes to the importance of protecting nature and our environment. Being exposed to the outdoors at a young age undoubtedly drove my passion for the environment and is why I chose to study environmental science.

What would you say (or do you say) to other students about CESP and the Nelson Institute? I speak highly of the Nelson Institute and CESP to anyone and everyone who asks. As someone studying and researching in the hard sciences it has proven more difficult to create a community focused on fostering collaboration and diversity. CESP has given me the opportunity, knowledge, and strategies to help create better environments in my areas of study. To anyone considering joining CESP, I say do it! You will not regret the information you learn, experiences you gain, and cohort of students you will meet who are passionate about sustainability.