Come September, I am off to the Center for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development in Hanoi, Vietnam! It’s going to be an exciting opportunity to apply what I have learned in my time at Waterloo, including problem solving for development, economics, and environmental studies. I’m also looking forward to the food. I like to consider myself a practical idealist; though I recognize the challenging work involved in changing the world, I strive to use my skills, education, and energy to leave a positive mark on the people and environment around me. Sustainable development for the win!