NRES Student Ambassador Alondra Estrada
Hometown: Addison, IL
Year/Graduation: Sophomore, May 2020
Concentration: Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Why Illinois? – What factors helped contribute to your decision to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?
Choosing Illinois was an easy decision after participating in multiple ACES summer programs. They introduced me to environmental science and its career possibilities, and I've been hooked ever since. It's both close and far from home, but after just my freshman year, U of I has become my home.
Why NRES?- Specifically why did you choose to study Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences?
I chose to study NRES when I realized I wanted to focus my studies on the relationship between animals and their environment. NRES provides countless opportunities to learn, experience, and network