NRES Student Ambassador Joe Edwards

NRES Student Ambassador Joe Edwards

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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.