I am a rising sophomore at Kenyon College, majoring in Environmental Studies and Studio Art.
I grew up in Székesfehérvár, a beautiful Hungarian city West of Budapest. Somewhere around the age of fifteen, I realized that I wanted to see so much more of the world. Driven by my curiosity to explore the world outside of what I knew, I ended up seeking scholarships and other international opportunities. This lead to a variety of life-changing experiences, including several hiking excursions, Model European Parliament conferences, and at the age seventeen my enrollment into the United World College of Changshu, China, a school where environmental stewardship, social justice and intercultural understanding were core values. Spending time and exploring environmentalism with my peers, who came from over ninety countries, was inspiring; I graduated from UWC with a new sense of responsibility towards a fair, sustainable future.
At Kenyon, I have the chance to broaden my understanding of sustainability and environmentalism. Working at our Green Initiatives Office, the Kenyon Farm, and our environmental centers has introduced me to land management and sustainable agriculture. I was excited to discover these fields, because they allow me to do something that I enjoy and care about—advancing human development and environmental protection.
After Kenyon, I want to take action. I imagine my future in outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, or architecture and urban design.
I’m also a studio art major. You gotta see this: Take a look at the work of David Altmejd, one of my favorite artists and inspiration, whose works represent an interesting intersection between my two main passions: http://www.davidaltmejd.com/the-flux-and-the-puddle-2014