Kate Wimmer

What are your majors? Biology and global health with a certificate in sustainability

Expected graduation: May 2023

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? My interest in the environment was sparked because I grew up in Colorado surrounded by some of the most beautiful aspects of the environment. I have loved being outdoors ever since I was a little kid whether it be hiking, taking walks, water sports, etc.

I started becoming interested in how humans can impact the environment about 7 years ago when I became vegetarian and learned more about the animal agriculture industry. I have spent the last few years educating myself about how humans are contributing to climate change and what can be done to reduce our impacts. The environment became the central focus for my future career when I started to see all the beautiful landscapes I grew up around and many others changing and deteriorating due to climate change and the actions of humans.