Claudia Lacroix (2021), BSc Major in Environmental Science, Major in Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, Minor in Environmental Biology

Claudia LacroixWhy did you choose to study in the School of the Environment?

I chose to study in the school of the environment after taking a ENV first year small class seminar. I enjoyed learning about the environment and varied disciplines, but I also loved the School’s tight knit community and small class sizes.


What is your favorite memory from your time with the School?

By far, my favourite memories with the School have been as the Co-President of the Environmental Students Union (ENSU) where we worked together to host numerous online events and even launch an environmental undergraduate journal featuring the work of numerous students. The students’ union has been a second home to me and I am grateful to have worked with all the amazing executives.  

 How have you been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic? What are your thoughts about the future?

During the pandemic I definitely learned new skills that I wouldn’t have focused on as much including learning more about data manipulation and analysis. It has also brought on more collaborations and opportunities for me to meet and work with people outside of U of T. I’m not sure what the future will look like for me, but for now I’m happy to be sticking around to start a Master’s, working on turtle social behaviour in the Rollinson lab this Fall.