Major & Minor:
Environmental Studies & Professional Writing for Civic Engagement
Sprout Up, Community Environmental Council
What I plan to do after graduation:
After graduation, I plan to stay in Santa Barbara for the summer, working at Community Environmental Council as the Education and Outreach Assistant. After that, I am hoping to travel, possibly to Southeast Asia and New Zealand.
How I want to impact the world:
I hope to go into the field of environmental communications, ideally working as a communications manager or advisor for an environmental nonprofit. This work is important to me because it allows me to develop ways to communicate about environmental issues to convey the importance of these issues and to hopefully influence people’s understanding of their impact on the environment.
Why I chose the professional writing minor:
I chose the minor because I wanted to combine my passion for environmentalism with my passion for writing. The minor has allowed me to develop my writing skills to better communicate about these issues.
My most memorable moment at UCSB:
My most memorable moments at UCSB include being accepted to the minor, many wonderful free & cheap concerts, kayaking to platform holly, hiking cathedral peak.
What I will miss the most about UCSB:
The thing I will miss the most about UCSB are the friends I have made during my time here, and the surrounding environment – from the ocean to the mountains to the IV culture and community.
Joy interned at Community Environmental Council, a local nonprofit working to combat the areas with the biggest impacts on climate change, including renewable energy, transportation, and food systems.
As a Marketing Intern, Joy's tasks included social media and marketing for the organization and for Santa Barbara Earth Day, communication with sponsors and exhibitors, and other clerical office work as needed.