Megan E. Rohlfing ('16)

Megan E. Rohlfing ('16)

Year: Class of 2016

Hometown: Westfield, Indiana

Current Occupation: 2017-2018 Utilities and Behavior Change Intern, IU Office of Sustainability; Master of Public Affairs (MPA) candidate in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability and Sustainable Development, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University Bloomington

B.S. Degree: Environmental Management, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University Bloomington

IU Awards and Honors: 2013-2017 IU 21st Century Scholarship; 2013-2016 IU Execcutive Dean's List; 2013-2016 IU SPEA Honors Student "With Distinction"; Recipient of 2016 IU SPEA Schuchman Family Scholarship in Resource Conservation and Recycling 

Past IU Student Involvements: Summer 2017 Intern at IU Office of Sustainability; 2016-2017 IU GPSG SPEA Representative; 2013-2016 Member of IU's Marching Hundred; 2013-2014 Member of IU Big Red Basketball Band; 2014-2016 Member & Sargent-in-Arms of IU Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Fraternity; 2016 Project Specialist of IU SPEA Undergraduate Programming Office; 2016 AmeriCorps VISTA Coordinator 

How Has the IU 21st Century Scholars Program Benefited You?: “The IU 21st Century Scholars Program has allowed me to not only attend and complete a four-year bachelor's degree at Indiana University Bloomington, but have also allowed me to excel in my current profession as both an educator and an environmentalist. With the support of the Indiana 21st Century Scholarship, I had the opportunity to engage in numerous projects and activities at IU Bloomington and the City of Bloomington all while keeping my coursework a priority.”

How Has the Summer 2017 Internship through IU Office of Sustainability Enhanced Your Academic and Career Success?: “The IU Office of Sustainability is an ideal opportunity to apply civic and global skills into the profession all while making a signficant impact on the IU community - a daunting, yet exciting challenge!"

Alumni Advice to Current Scholars Interested in Sustainability Work at IU: ”Definitely try to get involved with one of the many on-campus student volunteering organizations! But most importantly, living a sustainable life yourself and staying informed will help you succeed in life. The more you incorporate sustainable living into your own life, the easier it will be to practice and to work on sustainable projects on a larger scale. And who knows, that may help you find something you are truly passionate about! For instance, living a zero-waste lifestyle may be difficult, but practicing it yourself will give you the experience you need to help and encourage others to reduce, reuse, and recycle in their own lives.”

Future Career Goals: “As of right now, my career goals are as cliche as they come - I want to work for an organization (public or private) that is dedicated to sustainability and sustainable projects/models with the goal that I can make a difference.”