I grew up in the city of Milwaukee, where my experience with the environment was shaped by spending time playing in local parks, sledding in the winter, and taking field trips to nature centers in less urban areas. During my high school IB Environmental Science class, I became enamored with learning about interactions between people and their environments, particularly with natural resource use and agriculture. I came to UW-Madison intending to study Civil/ Environmental Engineering but found myself missing the community-based aspect. Now, as an Environmental Studies student, I have learned all about intersections between humans, sustainability, and social and environmental justice through participating in CESP and the Nelson Institute. Growing vegetables is one of my passions. I am also a House Fellow in the GreenHouse Learning Community and the Urban Agriculture Director for F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture, where I work closely with other students excited about the environment!