Hi my name is Karen Duarte. I am from Wilmington, CA. I am currently a student at Humboldt State University majoring in Environmental Engineering. I decided to come to this college because I wanted to get to know a different place other than home. I am now in my second year of college enjoying this journey of life. I am also the oldest and the first to go to college in my family. I am recently involved with two engineering clubs: the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Environmental Resources Engineering Student Association (ERESA). Being involved in these clubs has helped me immerse myself into the major, creating connections with my fellow engineers and further exploring the various applications of the environmental engineering major.