Amelia Forbes is a senior in Natural Resources-Ecosystem Assessment. Through a close-knit community within the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, she has thrived through forming relationships with faculty, peers and potential employers.
She has had a variety of opportunities to grow as an individual and to collaborate with peers. For example, Amelia completed a service-learning project in Natural Resources 300-Natural Resources Measurements, where she worked with classmates to inventory property in order to make recommendations to Wake County Parks and Recreation about the impact of how a specific piece of land might be used in the future. In addition, Amelia took part in a study abroad trip to Sweden that offered her opportunities to study GIS and humanities courses while learning about another culture and being open to opportunities that came along while she was there.
In addition to these hands-on opportunities, Amelia has also been awarded prestigious scholarships, including the Ernest F. Hollings scholarship, Chancellor’s Leadership scholarship, James Goodwin scholarship and Thompson scholarship while participating in the University Scholars program and being a College of Natural Resources student ambassador.
The Hollings scholarship led Amelia to complete an internship in Hawaii and an opportunity to present her research from Hawaii at a conference in Washington, DC.
These experiences have allowed her the opportunity to boast of many relevant experiences as she prepares to graduate and pursue the next step to become a professional in the natural resources field.