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School of Natural Resources and Environment

School of Natural Resources and Environment

SNRE Undergraduate Liaisons

SNRE Liaisons are upper-class Environmental Science students who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and possess leadership experiences in student organizations and societies. They are positive role models both on and off-campus and may have participated in internships, field, laboratory, and/or job experiences. They assist the school with:

  • Prospective visits
  • Recruitment and other activities
  • Acclimating new students to our school
  • Supporting the Undergraduate Student Council

If you are interested in visiting the school, please email Ashley (ashleymartin@ufl.edu) to arrange a visit online! She can tell you about our BS and BA degree track programs in Environmental Science, as well as introduce you to an available SNRE Liaison!

  

Alexis SNRE liaisonAlexis 

I chose to study Environmental Science because it is an interdisciplinary academic field that allows me to understand how earth systems impact a multitude of other areas of study. Of particular interest to me is the relationship between the environment and public health, often investigated through a OneHealth approach. As a passionate environmentalist born in Detroit, I began to learn more about environmental racism and other issues that impact minority communities in cities around the world as I progressed through school. This instilled in me a drive to understand the root causes of such issues and the science behind them, something that the Environmental Science major gives me the ability to do. I have always been drawn to the outdoors and working with animals and being able to pursue a major that allows me to do so while understanding the larger role of organisms within ecosystems is valuable to me as a professional. 

Next step after graduation: I hope to join a master’s program focused on disease ecology (infectious disease/public health) or conservation medicine with an emphasis on the OneHealth approach. My ultimate goal is to earn a Ph.D. in this field as well. 

Connor SNRE liaison
Connor 

I chose to study Environmental Science so I could understand how humans interact with the environment and the steps we can take to build a better society. The classes I have taken have offered a diverse range of ideas and knowledge, allowing me to realize my role in the fight to save our planet. Currently, I am interested in ecosystem and species valuation. I am doing research in this field looking at the value of manatees in Florida’s economy. 

Next step after graduation: I plan on working in either environmental education or policy formulation. In the future, I hope to go to graduate school for environmental economics. 

Grace SNRE liaison imageGrace

I chose to study Environmental Science to learn more about our changing climate and how I can help protect our environment and human health while creating a more sustainable future. Growing up in rural Maine, I spent most of my time outdoors. Being outdoors directly influenced my passion for protecting our planet. Environmental Science is an amazing science field because of the diverse opportunities following college and the positive impact it has on communities. With the changing times, population growth, and all the pressures on the environment, it is more important than ever to protect Earth and do everything to combat climate change and environmental hazards. I enjoy learning about how climate change affects the earth’s systems and the policies in place to protect our planet. In a few months, I will be studying abroad in Italy, France, Switzerland, and Germany and learning about the policies they have adopted with their proven ideas and methods to be more sustainable countries. I am excited to learn how they differ from the United States. 

Next step after graduation: I plan on either working in environmental consulting or going to graduate school where I would study sustainability. 

Austin SNRE LiaisonAustin 

I chose to study Environmental Science to pursue a lifelong mission of shaping our global future into a more equitable, sustainable, and healthier society. I was privileged to grow up near Akron, Ohio, with a family that valued spending time outdoors. Within 20-25 minutes, I could be immersed in nature at the Summit and Cleveland Metroparks Systems or at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I attribute these experiences to why I want to expand access to the outdoors to nurture our connections with our environment and each other. As a transfer student, the Environmental Science program and the School of Natural Resources and Environment have given me access to a plethora of opportunities that will put me at the forefront of our globalized workforce. Since transferring, I've been encouraged to collaborate with students and programs across campus and other disciplines to gain a holistic understanding of how protecting our environment relates to all avenues of our life. In addition to opportunities on campus, I've obtained valuable internships, research experiences, and most importantly - friendships.

Next step after graduation: I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail with my 72-year-old dad before enrolling in graduate school with the goal of focusing on sustainable community development.