NRES Student Ambassador Delaney Demro
Year/Graduation: Senior, May 2018
Concentration: Resource Conservation and Restoration Ecology
While searching for colleges I wanted to attend a larger, in state university that encompassed a large variety of diversity. The University of Illinois is just that. I went to an average sized highschool surrounded with people from similar backgrounds to my own, and I felt it was important to my personal development to expand beyond what I had become accustomed to. Similarly, This university was just far enough away for me to feel independent but not too far to allow me to visit my family and hometown if I wanted. There are so many opportunities for everyone at Illinois. Any interests you may have, there are clubs available to broaden your college experience outside of the classroom. In addition, there are many research opportunities you can take advantage of. Finally, it was the level of academic standard that the university expects from its students that truly motivated me to attend.
Why NRES?I chose to study NRES because I've always had an interest in nature and man's interaction with it. I feel that it is important to view humans as a part of nature, not separate from it. With this degree I am able to study the impacts humans have on the environment and what we can do to restore and protect it. Similarly, I chose to study NRES at Illinois since they offer different concentrations within the major. By choosing a concentration, your degree is more focused in the area you are most interested in, better preparing you for your desired career.