My name is Rhonda Michelle and I am a nature lover. I think of myself as an ambassador of the Earth; an advocate for the conservation and preservation of the Earth's natural resources. For as long as I can remember I have had a special relationship with the Earth. I find it easy to commune with nature and feel at ease and at my best when I am in the midst of the great outdoors. My career goals are really my life's ambitions, which is to make the Earth a comfortable place to live and to do everything I can to ensure that I and everyone I come into contact with, causes very little strain on the Earth as possible. As a MENR student at OSU I want to take what I learn here and positively impact the world. This Earth Day I joined with fellow conservatives and the Nature Conservancy at Jamaica Bay Beach in New York to clean up the beach and share our hopes and aspirations for a brighter tomorrow. During the summer I was fortunate to visit one of the most pristine coral reefs in the world while snorkeling the waters of the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ultimately, I would like to be a part of the public policies involving the environment on a global scale. My dream is to hold a position in international government on matters concerning the environment and the sustainability thereof. I hope to hold a position in the future where I collaborate with fellow environmentalist and scientist to predict and combat impending environmental concerns.
Rhonda is a student in the Master of Environment and Natural Resources professional degree program.
Stacey Fineran, advisor