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NRES Student Ambassador Kevin Quealy

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Year/Graduation: Senior, May, 2017
Concentration: Human Dimensions of The Environment

Why Illinois? – What factors helped contribute to your decision to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

I knew that I wanted to attend the University of Illinois after my first campus visit.  For me, it had everything I was looking for: premier academic settings, Division I Athletics, beautiful facilities, and endless student resources.  The opportunities are truly incredible and there is no shortage of fun to be had as an Illini.  

Why NRES? – Specifically, why did you choose to study Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences?

Ever since I was a child, my hobbies and interests have always revolved around the outdoors.  Coming into college, I knew I wanted to study something that supplemented my passion for the natural world.  Studying NRES was an easy choice for me because I know that at the end of the day, I will be able to visibly see the effects of my work and studies.  The idea of being able to tangibly improve the world in which we all live was an opportunity I could not pass up.