Hey I’m Sophie and I’m a first year student at the University of Michigan. I am majoring in environmental engineering and also plan to minor in computer science. I’ve lived in mid-Michigan my entire life, which has grown my love of being outdoors and my appreciation for nature. It has also made me realize how much the world around me has changed just in my lifetime. I want to use my engineering background and my passion for the environment to pursue a career in environmental consulting, or to develop more sustainable infrastructure in the construction or energy industries. Sustainability requires both innovative solutions and reevaluations of the current norms. I’m excited to hold companies accountable for their environmental impact, learn more about renewable materials and product life cycles, and evaluate what being sustainable truly means at Voiz. In my free time I love to be active (especially rowing, hiking, and running), make art, listen to music, and take care of my plants. I’ve created almost all my sculpture projects about different insects, and my research of their behaviors and adaptations has also made me into a huge supporter of saving the bees.