Steph is a junior Environmental Science major who will be facilitating a section of the Eco-Rep course in Orchard Hill. She became interested in sustainability through creating a recycling program in her high school. She also had the influence of her parents: though she says they aren’t big environmentalists by any means, they are the ones that sparked her interest from a young age. Her uncle is also a Civil Engineer and was recently appointed a renewable energy lead in biomass for an international engineering firm. Steph says, “He has always been an inspiration and helped create a love of science and learning which ultimately led to my interest in science, sustainability, and the environment”
Steph hopes in the future that sustainability will be taken more seriously on a global stage. She thinks this can happen through creation of policies to help progress sustainability and renewable energy as well as educating people about sustainable behaviors that can have real and lasting effects on our world. These behaviors don’t have to be extreme in every case, even the simple changes to behavior can have an effect. Steph is also a certified permaculture designer and would love to see the permaculture principles, which are based on working towards a sustainable future for individuals, households, and communities, implemented more across the country and world.
Outside of Eco-Rep, Steph loves hockey (Montreal Canadians, not the Bruins!) and is soon to have a pet hedgehog when he is old enough to be taken home!