After graduation I plan on doing environmental work in Alaska. I have worked up in Alaska before, and I would like to go back.
I decided to come to WSCU first because of its small size, and second because it has excellent access to wilderness. I liked the fact that the small class sizes allowed me to meet with professors outside of classes.
Outside of class I like to ski, hike, fish, kayak and mountain bike. I also like to rock climb up at Hartman’s Rocks, a local place that’s great for climbing. Community potlucks are fun too. They are celebrations held by the local organic food co-operative here in Gunnison, which grows all of the food for the potluck in our community garden.
On campus I have been actively involved in the Sustainability Coalition, a group of students here on campus who are making a difference by promoting sustainable practices and trying to reduce the Universities’ carbon emissions. I have also been a part of WSCU’s Student Government Association (SGA) working as a Sustainability Ambassador, advising the SGA about sustainability events on campus. Two of my favorite events on campus are the Student Film Festival and the Universities’ annual on-campus concert event, Spring Fest.
My favorite thing about WSCU would be all of the cool events that we have here, and the communities general love of the outdoors. One of my favorite things about WSCU is Wilderness pursuits, an on-campus organization that allows students to rent cheap gear and go on awesome outdoor trips for cheap.
I chose to attend WSCU because it is close to a ski resort in Crested Butte, and I could double major in Art and Environmental Studies. I also discovered that there were also a lot of cool people here when I came to check the campus out.
My favorite professor at WSCU would be Tina Butterfield because she is an awesome teacher and we always get snacks in her class.