Hey, everyone. My name’s Aly. I say ‘just Aly’ because I was kind of given a complex about my last name in middle school, so we’ll stick with only the first name unless anyone really, really wants to know what my last name is.
I’m originally from Topeka, Kan., but spent my first two years of college in Tucson, Ariz., attending The University of Arizona (yes, our mascot is the wildcats, but our colors are red and blue, so I thought it was a nice compromise to Kansas).
At KU, I’m a journalism major, environmental studies minor and a political science 3×3. The environmental studies classes here are absolutely great, so if you have any extra time in your schedules, I highly recommend Professor Nuckolls EVRN 148 – great stuff.
I’ve worked for two environmental magazines in the past year. The first in Tucson as the “Green Campus Liaison” (though I always thought that title was a little ironic given that there is hardly anything green in Arizona), and the second was Mother Earth News in Topeka, Kan. I left Mother this semester to work in Lawrence, but I absolutely love the magazine and the people who work there. They have a great Web site, so you should definitely check it out. Oh, and add them on Facebook. I promise they won’t stalk you.
The thing I’m always amazed with by environmental engineering and technology is that there never seems to be enough time to read it all, let alone keep up with everything that’s constantly changing. I can’t wait to delve deeper into this realm of innovation this semester.
I really look forward to meeting all of you and hope you had a fantastic break.
See you in a week.
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