Hi, I’m Zoe. I am a student at American University in Washington, DC. I am pursuing a BS in Environmental Science with a minor in Public Policy and Administration. Through the School of Public Affairs (SPA), I am working towards a Community Based Research Certificate and a Certificate of Advanced Leadership Studies.
Originally from a rural town near Lancaster, PA, I learned the strength of a close community. In my tight-knit high school, I was passionate about how art, academics, and community service intersect. I served as an officer in both National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. I represented my high school as a Co-Junior Councilperson for my borough. Senior year I received an opportunity to do hands on community research at a local art nonprofit to learn about nonprofit development and serve my community. My main objective was to facilitate events and environments that support creativity and learning.
I find strength serving among people who care. People motivate me to make change. I am eager to improve education, climate health, and economic disparities. It is an aspiration of mine to make comprehensive, free education accessible. My future holds plans of law school and Peace Corps work.