Master of Environment (200 Points)
I chose the Master of Environment at Melbourne because I wanted a change from American culture. Living in the US all my life, I have realised that I needed to broaden my horizons and explore other perspectives on life, especially the environment. The University of Melbourne is known for its positive international student life and I have found that interacting with everyone from all walks of life has enriched my experience more than I could have ever imagined.
I think this degree will help me achieve my career goals by providing me with the tools that I need in order to understand how policy-makers decide on important issues, like climate change and agricultural reform.
I am working as a land use intern at Beyond Zero Emissions. Everyone at Beyond Zero Emissions is dedicated to creating a Zero Carbon Australia. They are innovative out-of-the-box thinkers who strive to motivate others to consider the alternative options to coal and business-as-usual. I feel inspired when I see other students devote time to worthy causes like fighting climate change or advocating for social welfare. As uni students, we’re constantly working toward a deadline and sometimes we forget that there’s a real world outside of the lecture theatre.