Camille Schmidt

What are your majors? Civil and environmental engineering with a certificate in environmental studies

Expected graduation: May 2022

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? Pursuing civil engineering has been a long term dream of mine, since holding multiple internships in the industry I have seen first hand how developments often overlook how they will impact both the environment and community. I wish to advocate for these injustices that are brushed aside. Since joining CESP a full year ago now, I have been exposed to so many students and faculty who share this same passion and they drive me to keep working towards a better future that I can create as an engineer.

What would you say (or do you say) to other students about CESP and the Nelson Institute? There is always a place on campus to find “your people.” High school me envisioned being a part of solely engineering based organizations. While it is nice to surround yourself with people who are very very similar to you, joining CESP has been one of my best college decisions yet. While we all share similar interests and passions, I have been exposed to such a diverse group of people and different ways of thinking that it has helped shape me and my career path.