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Environment, Economy, Development, Sustainability Majors

Abby Thiel

SENR AmbassadorSLB1
thiel.115@osu.edu
Hometown: Upper Sandusky, OH
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Community Development
Minor: Geographic Information Science (GIS), City and Regional Planning

Future Career Plans: I hope to ultimately have a career in the public service sector to support work focused on sustainable urban development.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part of SENR would definitely be the community. The teachers and faculty are all super approachable, and they are always eager to help students and share their knowledge. I love how I share the same passions with the people in SENR, but I, more importantly, love being able to learn from everyone’s unique background and perspective. I have never felt overwhelmed by the enormity of Ohio State because of the support that I have received from my peers and the SENR staff, and I am so happy that I chose to be a part of such a welcoming community that encourages me to grow.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • SUSTAINS Learning Community
  • Time for Change at The Ohio State University

  • Net Impact - The Ohio State University Undergraduate Chapter

  • Project Nicaragua at The Ohio State University


Amar Sharma

SENR AmbassadorSLB1
sharma.1004@osu.edu
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)

Future Career Plans: I would like to start a geothermal engineering consultation company, or to focus on the economic goals surrounding sustainable energy engineering.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: The people that I have met and the community that I have been surrounded in is extremely genuine, everyone is there for a purpose and everyone respects one another.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Towers Community Council President
  • ENR Scholars

 

 

 

 


Anna Oestreich

Peer MentorSLB1
oestreich.14@osu.edu
Hometown: Wyoming, OH
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Sustainability and Business 

Future Career Plans: I want to do work in sustainability or energy policy for an environmental non-profit or government agency.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: I love the community of it, how you build connections with others in your classes and the togetherness that comes with being involved in similar interests. There is a kind and welcoming vibe in those classes and with those faculty that make it one of the best schools on campus.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • SUSTAINS Learning Community (Aquaponics and Gardening Committee Member)
  • STEP Member
  • Protection and Awareness of Endangered Species (PAES) Social Media Officer
  • Sierra Club Student Coalition
  • Solar Education and Outreach
  • TerrAqua
  • Volunteer with the Buckeye Food Alliance
  • Student worker at Oxley's Cafe

Isabelle Rosenberg

SENR AmbassadorSLB1
rosenberg.1241@osu.edu
Hometown: Granville, Ohio
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Sustainability and Business 
Minor: Fashion and Retail Studies

Future Career Plans: I have a few ideas of what I would like to do with my career in the future. One dream I have is to work in a sustainable fashion for brands such as Patagonia, Reformation, or People Tree to help combat the epidemic that is fast fashion. I would also love to create my own sustainable fashion company with my mom and my sister one day. Another aspiration I have is to become an environmental lawyer and fight for the earth and basic human rights like clean air, drinkable water, and a safe place to live.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite aspect of SENR is the people. Everyone I have met within SENR has been passionate, kind, and generous. Each conservation I have had with faculty has been about how they can use their resources to help me academically and personally. Instead of being talked at, I am included in the discussion and am intentionally made to feel important. I love the community of people within SENR and their love for the Earth and for the people that inhabit it.

Undergraduate Research: I have had the pleasure of being an undergraduate research assistant for graduate student Thelma Velez who studies environmental justice issues in Puerto Rico. Through this opportunity, I was able to learn about the island's fight for independence, food sovereignty, increased use of renewable energy, and agroecology. I am currently interning with a local environmental lawyer to learn more about the interworkings of environmental policies and organizations.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • ENR Scholars
  • Undergraduate Student Government 
  • ENR Leadership Council 
  • Fashion Production Association

 


Liam Nigro

Peer Mentor and SENR AmbassadorSLB1
nigro.23@osu.edu
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Sustainability and Business 

Future Career Plans: I find purpose through working with others and being outdoors. I hope to work with a business that strives to promote environmental stewardship and activism. 

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: Throughout the last two months of being a student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, the community and friendliness of the school is the my most underlining and positive aspects of the school. OSU, one of the largest campuses in North America makes you feel like a very very small fish in a very large Ohioan pond. Yet, within SENR, I feel the close-knit community and care of a small university. I am able to walk around the Library for SENR after only two months of being here and spot several people that I know and sit with them. Additionally, everyone in SENR has been the friendliest people that I have met at campus. When I have a question about where to go or a recommendation on a random matter they are always willing to help with a big smile! Finally, the teacher, advisors, and staff in SENR really have your best interest in mind and want you to achieve your fullest potential. All the faculty give me great 1-on-1 time and are always available to make time to meet.

Internship Experience: Last summer, I worked at an experiential youth outdoor camp in Telluride, Colorado. At Telluride Academy, I worked as an intern and instructor facilitating educational experiences for groups of students through environmental education, ecological exploration, kayaking, rock climbing, and backpacking in the San Juan Mountains. My experience highlighted my interest to work in a mission-based business and taught me self-reliance.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Student Research Assistant with Jay Martin
  • Mountaineers Club
  • Net Impact
  • Arouse at OSU

Molly Ridge

SENR AmbassadorSLB1
ridge.50@osu.edu
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Community Development

Future Career Plans: I would like to work in an environmental nonprofit and would love to work with animals in some capacity.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part of SENR is the people I have met! Most of my close friendships have developed out of SENR and it has been amazing to connect with others who care deeply about the environment. I also love the diversity in SENR and in CFAES overall. There are many people who grew up in small rural towns but also people that have lived in cities their whole lives. I think this is an interesting mix of people in the environmental field who bring a lot of different ideas to the table due to the vast difference in backgrounds. To me, this is one of the best things about SENR.

Internship: I was an intern with Green Columbus which was a great way to learn more about the non-profit sector. My biggest job was to plan events centered around Earth Day which I really enjoyed as I got to connect with many different members of the OSU and Columbus community! 

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Advocate for Communities and Education scholar
  • Volunteer with the Ace Program
  • COO of Best Food Forward
  • Worker at the Office of Advancement in EHE College

 


Natalie Ruth

SENR AmbassadorSLB1
ruth.125@osu.edu
Hometown: Canal Winchester, OH
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Community Development
Minor: Geographic Information Systems

Future Career Plans: My goal is to work with city planning or other land use planning and incorporate sustainable development into communities. 

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: I love the community that I have found within SENR. Getting to know my peers and faculty has allowed me to have so many resources on campus. I always have someone to talk to if I ever need anything. I love being surrounded by like minded people and getting to know about their interests. I am so grateful for this community being at such a big school!

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Alpha Phi Omega

Olivia Severyn

Peer MentorSLB1
severyn.14@osu.edu
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Sustainability and Business 
Minor: Spanish 

Future Career Plans: I hope to have a career working to help businesses become more sustainable, addresseing environmental issues in a broader economic and social context. 

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: While I really appreciate the abundance of relevant resources that are available through SENR, my favorite aspect is the close-knit community. On the first day of classes of my second semester, I was cheerfully surprised when I walked into my classes in Kottman and already knew some friends in my classes. It is such a good feeling to be able to walk into a new classroom and always see a couple of friendly faces. When I decided to come to Ohio State I never expected to have such small classes where I could get to know both professors and my peers. While I initially was not intimidated by the size of Ohio State, I have come to realize that I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to get to know and to have become a part of this close-knit community.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • SUSTAINS Learning Community
  • Environmental Protection Student Association
  • Changing Habits and Attitudes, Recreating Girls

Tabitha Straub

SENR Ambassador and Peer MentorSLB1
straub.100@osu.edu
Hometown: Monroe County. Ohio 
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Business and Sustainability
Minor: Theater

Future Career Plans: I hope to work on a sustainability team or for a government environmental agency. I am also considering law school in the future after undergrad.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: I really love the advisors within SENR and the resources they are able to provide.

Internship: I am currently interning at my county’s soil and water conservation district for the 2021 summer. I am shadowing in property inspections and compliance verifications, as well learning about soil sampling and stream pollution. I am discovering parts of my hometown that I never knew existed.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • CASL member
  • Buckeyethon

  • Buckeyes First Student Organization