My name is Janelle Dadul and I am an environmental studies major at Davidson College. I am originally from Maywood, NJ but currently live in Greensboro, NC. Growing up my parents made sure I had experiences in nature that started an appreciation from a young age. In high school I took classes about biology and environmental sciences that furthered my interest in the environment. I’ve seen the shores of New Jersey and remember swimming through trash and dark water as a child. I’ve also seen pristine beaches of protected lands during my time abroad in Panama. I will be continuing my studies at Wake Forest University where I will be pursing a Master of Arts in Sustainability. With my degrees from Davidson and Wake I hope to build a career to preserving untouched lands and maintaining a clean and healthy environments for future generations to appreciate and learn from.