Program and area of focus 4+1 MPP Program/Environmental Public Policy
Full time/part time: Full Time student
Where are you from: Newport, NJ
Where do you live: I live on campus
Where did you earn your bachelors and what did you study?
I am earning my bachelor’s at Delaware Valley University for Biology specializing in Ecology and Environmental Science
What did you enjoy most about this experience?
I love being at DelVal, I love the campus and everything about it!
What made you decide to attend the MPP program at Del Val?
I served as the State FFA President for the New Jersey FFA Association where I was able to serve as a delegate at the National FFA Convention. I really enjoyed advocating, discussing, and voting on changes to the constitution/ bylaws.
Has your career path inspired you to pursue further education? Or are you currently working in your desired field?
I hope to work as a wildlife biologist for the United States Fish and Wildlife. In the summer, I interned at the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.
What do you plan to do after Del Val and/or what would be your ideal job?
I hope to climb the ranks in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and perhaps someday I can serve as a manager for a wildlife refuge.
Best part of graduate school so far:
I really enjoyed learning more about public policy in American Public Policy. It was a different class style where I was able to think differently and develop my knowledge and understanding of society.
What are some of your hobbies/what do you like to do for fun outside of school?
I like hiking, fishing, hunting, adventures, kayaking, canoeing, birding, herping, and I hope to learn how to sail in my sailboat this summer.
What is your favorite vegetable to eat and/or grow?
I’m very interested in wildlife and conservation, so although my answer may be indirect, I like to grow native plants. Native plants are highly beneficial to wildlife and ecosystems and some of them are beneficial to humans as well. I have plans to plant my yard full of native plants that both the wildlife and I can enjoy with things like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and more!