Sherine McManus

What are your majors? Civil engineering with a certificate in environment studies

Expected graduation: December 2023

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? My interest in the environment started from a young age as I would spend countless hours outside with my dad and brother either exploring, fishing, camping, or hiking. As I grew older my dad and I would go out to events hosted by his work to help clean up parks and learn more about what is being done to take care of them.

Then during my senior year, I took a STEM seminar class and we learned about environmental issues as well as creating a science fair project. My project focused on creating an ocean water filter made of cheap, recyclable materials. My interest in improving upon water quality and building better filters stemmed from there and has led me into learning more about the environment and trying to help leave it better.

What would you say (or do you say) to other students about CESP and the Nelson Institute? CESP is a great opportunity to meet people from all different sides of campus and learn more and foster discussions about environmental issues. It helps to make the campus feel smaller and provides a chance to learn and hear from people outside of your major who bring in new views and experiences.

Something few people know about you: I can’t watch a movie without looking up how it ends.