McKenna Mulvey

What are your majors? Environmental studies and Scandinavian Studies

Expected graduation: May 2021

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? During my freshman year of college, I completed a community service project in a neighborhood in Chicago that had not had access to clean water in over 10 years, and that experience determined the course of my college career and sparked the importance of environmentalism in my life. With my degrees, I hope I can use my privilege to help marginalized communities in ways that they need.

What would you say (or do you say) to other students about CESP and the Nelson Institute? CESP has taught me how to meaningfully interact with communities that wish for support from those outside of said communities, and I hope I can provide that support someday. CESP has also connected me to people who have similar passions as me, and as a transfer student, I am grateful for the connections that I have built through the program.

Something few people know about you: With a Scandinavian studies major, I had to learn a Scandinavian language, så jeg har lært dansk (I have been learning Danish), and I am currently in a class that aims to get learners of all the Scandinavian languages to understand the others!