1. What year did you graduate Lackawanna Trail HS?
Answer: I graduated in the Class of 2013.
2. Did you attend any schooling after leaving Trail?
Answer: I went to Lafayette College for my bachelor’s in civil and environmental engineering where I also played varsity field hockey. From Lafayette, I continued my education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While there, I earned a master’s in environmental engineering and worked as a graduate research assistant.
3. What are you doing now?
Answer: I live in Washington D.C. working on environmental policy. I work for a non-profit called the WateReuse Association. The WateReuse Association’s mission is to advance water reuse and recycling to support a resilient and sustainable water supply for the future. In my job as a policy and program manager, I work with engineers, water utility operators, technology manufacturers, researchers, and policy makers to educate, engage, and advocate for water reuse priorities.
4. How has a Trail education helped prepare you for where you are now?
Answer: At Trail, I had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that helped me develop my interests and skills. I developed my appreciation for environmental policy through my government and law classes and the Envirothon team. Playing field hockey and being in student council helped me learn time management and leadership skills that continue to serve my career. In addition to the education and opportunities, the support from teachers and friendships I made prepared me for where I am today.