NRES Student Ambassador Rachel Janovsky

NRES Student Ambassador Rachel Janovsky

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Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois
Year/Graduation: Senior, May, 2018
Concentration: Resource Conservation and Restoration Ecology

Why Illinois? – What factors helped contribute to your decision to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

When deciding where I should attend for Undergrad, University of Illinois made an impression on me because of the helpful faculty and staff. In addition, University of Illinois has many extracurricular, research, and study abroad opportunities. 

Why NRES? – Specifically, why did you choose to study Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences?

When I was a senior in high school, I felt helpless as I watched the news. Everyday there seemed to be news about the effects of climate change and I wanted to do something to help. I majored in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with the goal of helping the private sector become more environmentally friendly.