I am a senior Environmental Studies major, with a minor in Hindi and certificates in GIS and Global Studies, concentrating in Ecology and Sustainability. I am interested in sustainable development, particularly of the global food system. The current American food system is not environmentally or economically sustainable – farmers often struggle to meet expenses and many consumers cannot afford fresh food, and the system as a whole relies heavily on monoculture and concentrated animal feeding operations, long-distance transport, pesticides, and fertilizers, all of which are environmentally damaging. I believe that relying more on more resilient small-scale organic practices rather than large-scale conventional monoculture is essential as climate change becomes ever more serious. With my experiences in GIS, community engagement, and travel in Germany and India I hope to be able to help effect changes in our food system by learning from other countries’ farming and regulation methods and by thinking deeply about the practice and consequences of our current neoliberal capitalist system.

Education: University of Pittsburgh

  • 20192015


    Environmental Studies (BA)

  • 20192015



  • 20192015


    Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    Global Studies (Ecology and Sustainability)

  • 20172017

    Study Abroad

    Pitt in the Himalayas

Education: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

  • 20152014

    German Classes

Co-Curricular Engagements

  • President 2016-2019

    Plant to Plate: Pitt's Urban Garden

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Summer Outreach Intern 2018

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Summer Intern 2018

    Shadyside Worms

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Camp Counselor 2013-2019

    Journey's End Farm Camp

    Newfoundland, Pennsylvania

  • Second Degree Black Belt 2007-2019


    Allentown, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Awards and Achievements

  • 2019 - present
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2015-2019
    University Scholarship
  • 2015-2018
    Dean's List