NRES Student Ambassador Raagini Gupta
Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Year/Graduation: Junior, May 2020
Concentration: Ecosystem Stewardship and Restoration Ecology
Why Illinois? – What factors helped contribute to your decision to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?
UIUC is a university that is just flooded with opportunities. Even before attending this school I knew that I would be able to achieve all the goals I had for myself and grow as a person at this school. There are opportunities for anything you can imagine such as studying abroad, internships, minors, and leadership roles. It was very easy for me to pick this school because of everything it has to offer.
Why NRES? – Specifically, why did you choose to study Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences?
I personally chose to study NRES because of my passion to make a positive impact on the environment. I love learning about different aspects of the environments around me and being able to understand what I can do as an individual to make it better. NRES has really helped me build a clear understanding of the different issues that exist in the environments on this planet because of the extensive opportunities it presents to help us grow in every way.