NRES Student Ambassador Joe Edwards
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Year/Graduation: Senior, May 2017 (Transfer Student)
Concentration: Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Why Illinois? – What factors helped contribute to your decision to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?
I started out wanting to get away from home, but I really missed it. It's really nice being close, but not too close.
Why NRES?- Specifically why did you choose to study Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences?
I always wanted my career path to make a difference and environmental concerns are one of the most pressing issues of our time. I was really interested in science and technology so the connection just made sense to me and my passion grew.