I wasn’t one of those kids who grew up outdoors. I created a relationship with the environment after falling in love with the science behind it. Knowing I would have a science-heavy undergraduate experience, I was drawn to the Nelson Institute to learn more about how to connect the science with all aspects of society and how it functions. The network of Environmental Studies and its students has enhanced my overall learning and undergraduate experiences by constantly challenging me to think beyond my own biases. Outside of being a Nelson Ambassador, I am involved in Geography Club, REthink Wisconsin, and the Environmental Sciences Organization. Using networks similar to these in my career, I hope to tackle intertwined social and environmental issues to move forward with responsible and ethical climate decisions.