Emily Forbes is a senior in Environmental Technology and Management. By discovering a major that incorporates hands-on experiences to solve real-world problems, Emily has pursued her interest in monitoring and remediating water resources. Success in these learning experiences led her to amazing opportunities, including internships, study abroad trips and scholarships.
Emily has completed two internships during her tenure at NC State University. The first was completed at the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology and NCSU, where she was able to narrow down her specific interests through participating in data collection and research. Her second internship was completed through the Hollings scholarship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where she conducted research on pesticide toxicology in estuarine organisms.
In addition to the Ernest F. Hollings scholarship, Emily was also awarded the Hofmann Forest scholarship and the Environmental Scholarship Award from the RTP Chapter of Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals.
Continuing to pursue her interests through hands-on experiences, Emily completed two study abroad trips. The first was to Sweden, Finland and Estonia to focus on sustainability in forestry, farming, water resources and energy. The second was to Cork, Ireland, where she completed technical and required elective courses.
Along with her internship and study abroad experiences, her involvement in the College of Natural Resources Student Ambassador program, the University Scholars program, Habitat for Humanity and Outdoor Adventures have offered a variety of leadership and fun opportunities that have allowed Emily to become confident, well-rounded and marketable for employers!