“Ultimately, physical carbon capture units on campus can demonstrate to other students that carbon capture is not just some theoretical solution to climate change–it has real potential to make a difference.”
This first newsletter issue of 2023 features the incoming president of the Global CO2 Initiative Student Association (GCISA), Kendra Hagey.
Kendra is a junior in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Energy Science and Policy. She is particularly interested in the energy industry as it is incredibly important for the advancement of technology and is currently making a major shift towards sustainability. In her free time, she enjoys playing flute in the campus band and growing plants, including several succulents and a couple herbs, in her little garden.
How did you become interested in Engineering?
Growing up, I had always enjoyed math and science in school. My grandpa was an engineer and every time I would visit he always had a problem he wanted me to help him solve, whether it be a new puzzle or designing a contraption to ripen tomatoes from the garden if they fell off the plant too early. I enjoyed solving little problems around the house and helping out my family in tangible ways. In high school, I found chemistry fascinating and wondered how I could help implement these chemistry concepts to benefit people in their everyday lives, which ultimately lead me to chemical engineering.