Lucy Keefe '22 (she/her/hers)

Where do you call home?

Twin Cities, MN

What are your majors and minors?

Environmental Studies major, with a minor in Gender Studies.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Hiking! I love hiking because it allows one to really be with nature. I love hiking with my family when we travel because it's super cool to see different landscapes.

Why did you decide to major in Environmental Studies?

I have always had a passion for the great outdoors and conservation. I figured if I had always had a passion for conservation, it made sense to major in it.

What environmental issue are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about prairie conservation and environmental justice.

What is your favorite Environmental Studies class and why?

My favorite class is either Humans and the Environment, or Gender and the Environment. Learning about prairies helped me find my passion within the large realm of Environmental Studies. Gender and the Environment showed the intersection of my major and minor and opened my mind to environmental justice.

What are you looking forward to as an Environmental Studies student?

Everything. Every class and opportunity helps build community and connections while furthering my knowledge of justice and conservation.