Student Stories

Christine Dersi

Christine Dersi chose to major in environmental studies, with a concentration in community development and land use, because of experiences with urban development in high school. “I came to Allegheny knowing its environmental science department was supreme,” she says.

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Shane Downing

The phrase “better late than never” rings especially true for Shane Downing. After nearly three years as a Biology student, Shane realized his passion for Environmental Science and became a major as a junior. “I found myself more interdisciplinary in my mindset, and environmental science appealed to me because it incorporated so much more than just science. It showed me how humanities and social issues tie in as well.”

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