Alyssa G.

Student Ambassador at Earlham College


Class of 2020

Hometown: Crown Point, IN

Major: Environmental Sustainability

Concentration: Environmental Culture and Justice

Minor: Public Policy / German

The quirkiest thing I've seen at Earlham was...

A group on campus held a painting night. I went with some of my friends. One of them painted a really pretty peony and then wrote "no poblano's" underneath. If you attend Earlham, then you will be able to understand and appreciate that joke.

My favorite class/professor is...

My favorite professor is Maggie Thomas. My sophomore year, I took a class with her called Psychology of Sustainability. I really love psychology, and Environmental Sustainability is my major, so I was super excited that Earlham had a class like this. I loved it just as much as I thought I would. Even though I only had that one class with Maggie, she is without a doubt my favorite professor and person. She is friendly, enthusiastic, and fun. I have gone to her with emotional, social, and academic issues. She has always welcomed me into her office, and I have never felt like I was wasting her time. I trust and confide in her, and she is one of the things I am going to miss most about Earlham.

I chose Earlham because...

I chose Earlham for several reasons. I am from Indiana, so I definitely wanted to stay somewhat close to home. When I visited campus my senior year, I loved how pretty it was. The activities they had planned were fun, and I enjoyed meeting everyone. I also really appreciated Earlham's focus on a global education. Since being here, I have grown to love Earlham more and more. There is a true sense of community that I don't think I could find anywhere else.

My EPIC Journey...

EPIC has been a wonderful opportunity. I used my EPIC funding for an Earlham-sponsored trip titled Sustainable Cities in Europe, which was led by two professors - Thor Hogan and Jay Roberts. There were about 20 students. We traveled to London, Paris, Freiburg, and Copenhagen over a span of three weeks. We learned about public transit, architecture, urban planning, housing, and so much more. I love Europe, cities, and sustainability, so this journey was absolutely perfect for me and a dream come true. I am forever grateful for the experience, and it will always be one of the best months of my life. I am also a member of the Center for Environmental Leadership. Junior and Senior year, I worked as part of the Student Sustainability Corps. This is a paid position that enables me to spread the message and love of sustainability across campus. Ask me how!

I'm passionate about...

Adventure Learning Environmental Education Climate Change Environmental Justice Social Justice Inclusion Diversity Podcasts Psychology Reusable Menstrual Products Vegetarianism

I'm involved with...

Dance Alloy Student Sustainability Corps Viola Orchestra Veggie Club
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