Alina Prahl

What are your majors? Double major in environmental studies and anthropology, with certificates in art history, archaeology, and American Indian studies

Expected graduation: Spring/fall 2021

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? There was not a single moment that sparked a passion for environmental and community work — I cannot pinpoint a time it did not exist. It was certainly present by second grade when I began the “Healthy Earth Club” in my elementary school and has only grown and deepened since. I grew up hiking and paddling in Wisconsin with my family, which I am profoundly grateful for, and continue to try to be outside as much as possible.

What would you say (or do you say) to other students about CESP and the Nelson Institute? It has been a privilege and a joy to experience and learn about new elements of environmental and community work through the Nelson Institute.