I was born and raised in the small town of Foresthill, CA, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. My grandmother was a civil engineer in Hungary, as well as, the United States many years ago. She was the one who inspired me to become an engineer. Specifically, I would like to become involved in the water and solar aspects of environmental engineering because I plan on enlisting into the Peace Corps after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in this field of study. I would like to help people and countries in need of water filtration systems or even just giving them the ability to obtain water through irrigation systems, etc. (See the Appropedia link to the left.). It has been a lifelong dream of mine to be able to travel the world and help those less fortunate than I am; utilizing the degree my mother, grandmother, and I have worked so hard for.