Environmental Sciences Spotlight: Kaitlyn Fudge

Each month, the Environmental Sciences Academic Program highlights a current student who represent the diverse and involved student population within the program. This month, May, the spotlight focuses on, Kaitlyn Fudge.

Kaitlyn FudgeName: Kaitlyn Fudge

Focal Area: Sustainable Energy

Year: Senior

Hometown: Oxford, NC

1.What lead you to select Environmental Sciences at NC State?

I loved that the major was so interdisciplinary because there are so many different subjects that are important and interesting. I also love being outdoors, so ES just made sense.

2. What is your favorite aspect about the Environmental Science program?

My favorite aspect is how the major really addresses huge environmental problems that our society faces. It really opens doors in a lot of different directions. Also, the staff and advising is awesome!

3. What has been your favorite course at NC State?

US Environmental Law and Politics because it made me realize that I wanted to go to law school to practice environmental law!

4. How did you select your focal area (if selected)?

I chose Sustainable Energy because ES 300 made me appreciate clean energy and I liked the economics and engineering components. I also realized how electricity generation could really affect our environment, so it seemed important to pursue.

5. What is something you wish someone had told you when you were a freshman?

I wish someone had told me how important it is to pursue as many extracurricular activities and resume builders as you can early on. It looks good and it can really help you figure out what you do and don’t like.

6. What is your favorite thing to do outside of the classroom?

Really anything outdoors, especially sporting events and fishing! I’m definitely going to miss Student Wolfpack Club and the student section when I graduate!