Hi all! It has been a while since I last wrote as my project has picked up its pace very quickly. One of the major tasks I have been assigned this summer involves conducting a greenhouse gas inventory to document and report emissions by the UN headquarters so as to serve as a benchmark for the United Nations greening efforts moving forward. During this process, I have had a lot of involvement in sorting and analyzing data so as to make these calculations. While this work is very different from my past experiences in lab research, I have found myself applying many things I learned in the lab, such as organization, flexibility in my work, and critical thinking to the work I am doing at my internship.
What I have really enjoyed so far is the in depth view I have received into the more policy oriented side of environmental work. I know that in furthering this understanding, I will able to link my experience back to my interest in environmental health by understanding what it takes to create sustainable change to benefit a community.