Hello! My name is Elayne and I am a freshman at Emory University with plans to major in Environmental Sciences. Growing up in Detroit, a city heavily influenced by industrial work, I am particularly interested in the correlation between income and environmental ills that are placed in various communities. Furthermore, I have an interest in how concentrations of pollution near residential areas impact the rates of chronic diseases (such as asthma) and cancer for residents in those areas. Though I’m not exactly sure what I want to do after graduation, I know I want to use my degree to influence policy changes to prevent major companies from putting some of the most disadvantaged residents in major cities at risk for health issues.
Aside from my academic interests, I spend most of my free time working at the museum on campus and as a member of a step team called Ngambika. At the Museum, I work as an assistant in the Development and Membership office where I assist with various office tasks. As a member of Ngambika, I often preform in shows as well as complete community service projects.
On this site you will be able to find assignments related to my English course here at Emory.