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NRES Student Ambassador Miranda Sanford

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Hometown: Grayslake, IL
Year/Graduation: Senior, May 2017
Concentration: Fish and Wildlife Conservation

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

My older brother also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, so it made the decision a bit easier, but it also just felt like the right choice from the first day I visited. Illinois is a world-renowned institution with amazing faculty and the best resources to help you succeed.

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

I chose to study Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences because nature has always been an integral part of my life. I knew I wanted to do something that would help make the world better and when I discovered NRES and all that it had to offer I just knew that it was the right major for me.