Congratulations to Sustainability Studies Program student Emily Nocito on her acceptance into Bard’s prestigious C2C Fellows Network!
C2C (“Campus to Congress, to Capitol, to City Hall and to Corporation”) Fellows is a program run through Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy, and is intended for undergraduates and recent graduates who are interested in sustainable politics and business. Besides attending workshops, fellows get to join a network of like-minded pre-professionals and professions. Fellows also get to choose a mentor in a sustainable field to help guide them with sustainability-related career advice.
For the application, Emily had to write two essays. One was about whether she would rather own a sustainable business, or work as a U.S. Congresswoman. Emily says that she went with neither of these options, and instead discussed why she would want to work for the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality.
The other essay asked Emily about what inspired her to pursue an education and career in sustainability and the environment. In her essay, Emily explained that less than three weeks after switching to pursue a Coastal Environmental Studies major in the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University, Superstorm Sandy hit. The devastation and loss that came with Sandy, said Emily, really rooted her passion for coastal sciences:
“For me, being accepted is another way to meet environmentalists from around the country. I can see what inspires them, and that in turn may inspire me. I am also excited to attend the different workshops, ranging from all about grant-writing to public-speaking.”