Hi my name Alyssa Virgil. I am a newly arrived freshman at Humboldt State University studying environmental resources engineering. I chose this program because I want to advocate and produce changes in our energy consumption and decrease creation of pollution. Humboldt State is surrounded by the natural environment, so this is the perfect place for me to learn and experience the work, I could possibly be doing in the future, hands-on.
I have lived in Sacramento, CA for most of my life, so this new environment has been a definite change. I have one younger sister, Courtney, who is sixteen and a junior in high school. We are extremely close, so it has been a challenge not having her around. The one thing I do not like about college so far is the seperation from my family and friends, but I guess I expected that.
Even with the rigorous schedule I will most likely have, I plan on making time for my favorite past-times: reading, drawing, and traveling with friends (even if it is just a day trip to the beach or a hike in the woods).