“Speaking as a person who has enjoyed a variety of different fields in school, if I didn't know what I didn’t want to do, I'd be completely at a loss right now. But now I can say pretty confidently, I don't want to do medicine and I don't want to do engineering. It's important to rule things out.
I didn't just pick environmental policy because it was mathematically the most interdisciplinary. I picked it because I care about the environment. I want to learn more about it and do things to help it. I want to maintain the freedom to take a variety of different courses and see what I'm interested in doing.
The goal for the summer is primarily to look at the research side of ecology, see what about it is appealing, and if I want to go into a career in that direction. I don't know how I'll feel about research ecology at the end of the summer. That's the whole point. My hope is that I get a pretty accurate and comprehensive view of the field, with which I can make important decisions.”