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Undergraduate Student

Alexandra Menza

Major: Geoscience + Spanish

Expcted Graduation Date: May 2018


My passion for geology and Spanish has lead me to study at Virginia Tech and pursue a Bachelor’s in geoscience and Spanish. I plan to graduate in Spring 2018 and hope to continue my education with a Master´s in geology or geophysics. When I join the workforce, I would like to work at an oil or mining company or with USGS or IRIS.

During my time as an undergraduate student at VT I have worked at Dr. Benjamin Gill´s Sedimentary Geochemistry Lab, interned with Dr. Nesbitt Sterling, and participated in a course development project. Currently I lead a Spanish enrichment class at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School, work as a private tutor, and will be conducting undergraduate research for the Spring 2017 semester focusing on seismic data processing. These experiences along with all my classes and labs over the past three years have expanded my knowledge greatly and helped shape my goals and aspirations in life.

Although my passion leads me towards geology, my concerns lay with the environment. This is the reason why I applied to the Sustainability Institute Winter 2017 Cohort. I hope in the future I can help apply more sustainable practices to wherever I may be working and that this program will assist me with my goal.

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