My name is Natalie Ephraim and I will be graduating from the EMAP program in 2020. I am from New Jersey and I graduated from Rowan University in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry. While there, I participated in organic chemistry and microbiology research that got me excited about environmental science. I was drawn to policy as a way to put my scientific knowledge in motion and create positive change in global communities, specifically in terms of environmental restoration and protection.
An aspect of EMAP that I appreciate is that my fellow students and I entered the program from diverse educational backgrounds. We are able to learn from each other as much as we learn from our world class professors and mentors. My advice to incoming students is to remember why the work you do is important to you. This program will have you reaching for the stars, so keep your sights on not only your education and career goals but also what motivates you.