Josephine is currently a junior and is pursuing an environment and sustainability degree, as well as being on the pre-medical track. Josephine came to Sewanee undecided as to what she would study, however she quickly developed an interest in environmental sustainability after taking Foundations of Global Warming. As a resident of south Florida, Josephine has a specific interest in sea level rise due to climate change, as well as the development of sustainable eco-friendly real estate in the region. During the summer of her sophomore year, Josephine was able to travel to Iceland to study the country’s work on developing sustainable facilities for long-term care patients. Josephine also spent this past summer in Copenhagen, Denmark studying the engineering of wind turbines, as well as wind and other renewable energy trade markets across Europe through the Danish Institute of Study Abroad.
On campus, you can find Josephine at the pool practicing her dives as a member of the Sewanee Swim and Dive team, giving tours to prospective students though Sewanee’s Arcadian program, or hiking one of the many trails on the Domain.
Josephine is a Waste Diversion Coordinator with an emphasis on a student awareness campaign focusing on food waste. She will be trying to decrease the amount of food waste that Sewanee’s dining services produces by creating a campaign for students about “taking only what you can eat.” Her desire is to aid in changing students’ mentality and behavior towards food waste by making clear and informational campaigns.