“As a business student, I was pursuing a broad range of options without really knowing what I wanted to do. When I came here, switching majors gave me more direction and once I got that direction, I received more purpose. So now, I have more of a sense of purpose than a broad exploration.
A sense of purpose is important to me, but purpose in the sense of doing something important and not so much personal importance. I know this sounds kind of vague, but making the world a better place—that kind of purpose is important to me.
To be honest, I haven’t done much as of right now, but I think a degree in Natural Resource Management gives me the potential to keep things sustaining and keep life sustaining into the future. I may not have done much to change the world so far, but getting an education is preparing me to do that in the future.
I think sustainability is pretty important to everybody. Eventually things, in a broad sense, are going to run out. Sustainability as an idea is important because without it, we’re just going to exhaust everything, but with it, hopefully, we’ll have our resources for a longer time.”