Environmental, Soil and Water SciencesClass of 2022
Book I would recommend and why:
“A Flutter in the Night” by Michael S. Gormley. My brother writes fictional novels, and I am very proud of him for pursuing his writing passion.
"Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself." (Khalid)
What do you love most about your major?
I really enjoy how applicable my major is to our current global issues. On the news different climate change or sustainability problems always seem to be going on, and I’m excited to gather enough information throughout my undergraduate years so I can hopefully make a difference one day.
What are your career goals?
I don’t have a specific career in mind, but recently I have sparked an interest in the recycling system in America. I hope for a future where we can cut down our produced plastics and opt for recycled materials instead.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
Always go to class. Teachers recognize the students who attend regularly and the ones who don’t. You pay to sit in that seat, and there are many people in this world that would give anything for the opportunity to receive a higher education.
What is the most important thing you learned outside of the classroom?
Always be persistent, and work hard with everything you do. This past summer I decided to run a half marathon, and it was one of the hardest things I’ve physically put my mind and body through. I spent 12 weeks before that race training six days a week, and during mile seven of the race I hit a wall. I wanted to quit and walk the rest, but I told myself I’ve come too far and need to push through until the finish line. I finished close to my goal, but nothing beat the feeling of self-accomplishment for overcoming the negative thoughts that were spinning through my head every mile I ran.
Why did you choose to attend WVU?
I visited a handful of colleges while I was in high school and many were similar, but none had the same environment that WVU has. I loved the pride and spirit that the students have for this school. It makes it feel like a home.
What are your hobbies?
My parents were always open to me trying new activities, so at a young age, I got involved with various sports. Currently, I play soccer on the WVU Women's Club team but in the off-seasons I enjoy spending my time elsewhere. I love snowboarding in the winter, and in the summer, I enjoy wake surfing and other water sports.