Thomas Myren

What are your majors? Environmental science, with a certificate in sustainability

Expected graduation: May 2023

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? My interest in the environment stems from watching our environment and climate change as I grew up. I saw the winter become shorter and warmer even in just my couple decades on this Earth, and it doesn’t sit right with me. I’d like to help make a difference. I’m interested in community because I come from a small community. Everyone knew everybody and it was good for us all, because once one person needed help, we all stepped up.

What would you say (or do you say) to other students about CESP and the Nelson Institute? CESP is a fantastic program that can help you learn more about what it means to truly be a part of a community and inspire real change. CESP helps you build a network of like-minded individuals who all wish to make a difference in the environment and in their communities. CESP has helped me to feel more comfortable alongside my peers, as it has really helped me to get to know them. CESP has also helped me learn more about what holds value for me, and my morals. I am forever grateful to be a part of CESP.

Something few people know about you: Few people know that I have a twin sister, who is very different from me. We may argue and not get along sometimes, but we’ve got a bond where we’ll always have each other’s backs.