NRES Student Ambassador Anna Vrioni
Hometown: Libertyville, 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?
After visiting the University of Illinois for the first time, I knew it was the place for me. I really appreciate the size of the school, which means that there is an abundance of people to meet and opportunities to take advantage of. I knew that no matter what I wanted to study, there would most likely be a well-established program for it at this university.
Why NRES? – Specifically, why did you choose to study Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences?
After taking an environmental science course in high school, I became aware of all the careers and opportunities within the environmental science field. After also learning about all the environmental issues we are facing, I knew that this was a cause I could get behind. When I took into account my passion for the outdoors and wildlife, NRES was a perfect fit.