Santa Ana, California
Major & Minor: Major:
Philosophy (Ethics & Public Policy) & Professional Writing for Civic Engagement
Affiliations (on-campus and off-campus):
Unite To Light, KCSB, Eeds & Arj @ Large, GrooveTPE, Nomaphobes, The Orange Confidential
Contact Info (email, linkedin, website, etc): Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What I plan to do after graduation:
In the short term—travel, teach english, write and read more, play music, start hustling, and make some money. Long term— build a house, grow a food forest, get a dog, have some babies, fly out of earth’s atmosphere, publish a book and release an album.
How I want to make an impact in the world:
Right now, I think the best and most honest way for me to impact the world is to pursue my interests and passions, seek out opportunities that excite me, find causes or organizations I can help with, tell stories that need to be told, and treat people with respect and kindness.
Why I chose the Professional Writing Minor:
I thought it was a pretty unique program, especially the Civic Engagement track— I haven't heard of any other program like it, then or since. I was also attracted to the internship requirement, which offers some real experience in professional writing.
My most memorable moment at UCSB:
2013-14 was a crazy year.
What I will miss the most about UCSB:
The beach and scenery
Eden interns for Unite To Light, a Goleta based non profit that manufactures and delivers low cost solar reading lights to over 66 countries around the world. Developing countries burn kerosene and other fuels, which is a dangerous and costly source of light. The solar lights delivered help reduce carbon emissions, prevent fire danger, and reduce harmful effects of breathing smoke.
His role has been to help produce written content and to table and staff events. He has written for their brochure, a local commercial about the organization, and submitted a grant proposal for them.