Me in a Nutshell:
I have always loved nature, ever since I was little. In fact, when I was around six-years-old I would go into my backyard, gather up all of the insects and creepy-crawlees I could find. I would just sit there and watch them do what ever it was they were doing and when I would have to go, either for school or to go eat dinner, I would put them under a rock, so that I could find them the next day. I have always had this unquentchable thirst for new knowledge and expiriences. I am an avid documentry viewer (ever since the age of four). Learning things was fun and all, but at a certain point I wanted to use what I had learned to fix, build,or design something. That was when I found carpentry in the theater department at my high school. Where, I have been the Technical Director, Stage Manager, and the Sound, Lights and Set Designer. That is a lot of titles I know, but all of those jobs did essentially the same thing, problem solve. I loved theater more than anything else I had ever done (and anything I have done since). Now building moving and designing full-stage productions is great, but it still hasn't had the level of difficulty or importance that I am yearning for. Hopefully, my future holds an even more tantalizing challenge for me.
How Did I End Up Here?
I am an Environmental Resources Engineering major at Humboldt State University. When I was applying for colleges, everyone and their mother was asking me what my major was going to be and where I was going to school as if these were just casual decisions. In truth though, those two choices essentially decide the direction of the rest of my life. I had no idea what I wanted to do or where I wanted to do it. Then I heard about Humboldt. A small center for learning in the midst of one of the largest wilderness areas in the continental United States. It was esactly what I was looking for in a school; it was small enough that the students were more than just a number to their professors yet large enough to be well respected by others. That isn't even mentioning the forest that almost completely surrounds Humboldt. Before I came to Humboldt I did not truly know what the color green was. In addition to the location and size however, Humboldt was also extremely renown for it's Natural Science Programs, which I more or less knew I was interested in. I decided that Humboldt State was the place for me. Then, on my third day up here I was flipping through the catalogue of classes and I found Environmental Resources Engineering and when I read the description, it was as if someone took everything I had wanted to do and rolled it all up into one. I was looking for something that was multi-disciplinary, involved nature or the environment and that I could use to just solve problems. That last thing was crucial. Solving problems has always been something that I have been good at and that I have truly enjoyed. I am looking forward to continuing on in this program.